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Brockwell Family History

Brockwell Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brockwell in Wootton Courtenay (Somerset) or from an unidentified minor place so named with Old English brocc ‘badger’ + wella ‘spring stream’ or hol ‘hole hollow’. Old English brocchol is known to have developed into Brockwell in at least one instance in Derbyshire. Both Brockwell Park in London and Brockwell Farm in Buckinghamshire are of comparatively recent origin probably deriving their names from the surname rather than vice versa.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Rockwell, Bracewell, Blackwell, Stockwell, Brickell, Broadwell

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Where is the Brockwell family from?

You can see how Brockwell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brockwell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brockwell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 19 Brockwell families living in Virginia. This was about 61% of all the recorded Brockwell's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Brockwell families in 1840.
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What did your Brockwell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brockwell. 20% of Brockwell men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Brockwell women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brockwell were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brockwell. For the veterans among your Brockwell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brockwell lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brockwell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brockwell in 1958 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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