Brook Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or stream, from Middle Englisk brook, Old English broc ‘brook’, ‘stream’. North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cognate with German Bruch and Old English broc; see 1). Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch.

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


Similar surnames: Brock, Rook, Book, Crook, Rock, Krock, Brooks, Brooke, Krook, Boot

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Brook Family Origin

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Brook Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brook. A less common occupation for the Brook family was Farming. The most common Brook occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Brook's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    4%

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Brook Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, Brook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brook in 1949 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

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