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Broer Family History

Broer Name Meaning

Dutch: from Middle Dutch broeder ‘brother’, a byname sometimes used for a younger son, i.e. the brother of someone important; alternatively, denoting a member of a guild. Broer was also used as a personal name.

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


Similar surnames: Broder, Bruder, Broers, Broner, Brier, Burger, Baker, Boer, Kroner

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Where is the Broer family from?

You can see how Broer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Broer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Broer family living in Florida Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Broer's in the USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Broer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Broer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Broer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Broer. 22% of Broer men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Broer women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Broer were Salesman and Housework.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Manager
    13%
  • Salesman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Broer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broer 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 Broer. 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 438 military records available for the last name Broer. For the veterans among your Broer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Broer lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Broer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Broer in 1960 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

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