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Broersma Name Meaning

Frisian: patronymic from the personal name Broer.

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


Similar surnames: Boersma, Broers, Broering, Broeren, Elgersma, Boers, Piersma

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Where is the Broersma family from?

You can see how Broersma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broersma family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Broersma families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Broersma families living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Broersma's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Broersma families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Broersma surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Broersma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Broersma. 28% of Broersma men worked as a Salesman.

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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

  • Salesman
    28%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Carpenter
    19%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    100%
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What Broersma family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 591 census records available for the last name Broersma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broersma 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Broersma. 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 93 military records available for the last name Broersma. For the veterans among your Broersma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Broersma lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Broersma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Broersma in 1954 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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