Brinkman Family History

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Brinkman Name Meaning

Dutch and Danish: topographic name for someone who lived by a meadow in low-lying marshland (see Brink).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Brinkmann, Brockman, Brugman, Backman, Brickman, Brackman, Branaman

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Brinkman Family Origin

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Brinkman Family Occupations

What did your Brinkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brinkman family was Carpenter. The most common Brinkman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Brinkman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brinkman.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brinkman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brinkman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brinkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brinkman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brinkman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brinkman. For the veterans among your Brinkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brinkman Life Expectancy

What is the average Brinkman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Brinkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brinkman in 1951 was 31, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brinkman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brinkman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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