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Brodersen Family History

Brodersen Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Broder as a personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Gregersen, Bredesen, Broders, Bernsen, Broder, Broers, Andersen

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Where is the Brodersen family from?

You can see how Brodersen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brodersen family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Brodersen families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Brodersen families living in New Jersey. This was about 34% of all the recorded Brodersen's in USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Brodersen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brodersen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brodersen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brodersen. 30% of Brodersen men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Brodersen women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brodersen were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    30%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brodersen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brodersen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brodersen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brodersen. For the veterans among your Brodersen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brodersen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brodersen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brodersen in 1957 was 70, and 86 in 2004.

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