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Brockett Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place called Brocket in Ayrshire. Scottish and English: from Middle English bro(c)ket, a term denoting a stag in its second year with its first horns (diminutive of Old French brock), probably applied as a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Crockett, Brackett, Beckett, Cockett, Prickett, Hackett, Stockett

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Where is the Brockett family from?

You can see how Brockett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brockett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brockett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 37 Brockett families living in Connecticut. This was about 52% of all the recorded Brockett's in USA. Connecticut had the highest population of Brockett families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brockett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brockett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brockett. 20% of Brockett men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Brockett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brockett were Farm Laborer and Secretary. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Secretary
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brockett. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Brockett. For the veterans among your Brockett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brockett lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Brockett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Brockett in 1948 was 36, and 76 in 2004.

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