Bromley Family History

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Bromley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the many places called Bromley, in Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent (now in Greater London), Greater London, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire, and elsewhere. Most are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’, but Bromley (near Bow) in Greater London is from Old English bræmbel ‘bramble’ + leah.

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

Similar surnames: Bramley, Brimley, Bowley, Bradley, Grimley, Rowley, Boxley, Bodley

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Bromley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bromley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bromley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bromley Family Origin

Where is the Bromley family from?

Bromley Family Occupations

What did your Bromley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bromley. A less common occupation for the Bromley family was Farming. The most common Bromley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Bromley's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bromley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bromley Historical Records

What Bromley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 126,000 census records available for the last name Bromley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bromley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bromley. 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 Card

There are 11,000 military records available for the last name Bromley. For the veterans among your Bromley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bromley Life Expectancy

What is the average Bromley lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bromley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bromley in 1953 was 56, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bromley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bromley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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