Bro Name Meaning

Scandinavian: habitational name from any of various places named with Swedish or Danish bro, Norwegian bro or bru ‘bridge’. Possibly an altered spelling of Irish Broe (see Brew).

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

Similar surnames: Broe, Bru, Brue, Bry, Buro, Brow, Bo, Bero, Croy, Aro

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Bro Family Origin

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Bro Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bro. The most common Bro occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bro's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bro family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Bro Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Bro Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bro life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bro in 1955 was 24, and 86 in 2004.

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