Brookbank Family History

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Brookbank Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): habitational name from a minor place called Brooksbank, named with Middle English brokes (genitive of broke ‘brook’) + bank ‘bank’. There are places of this name in Bradfield and Agbrigg, West Yorkshire.

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

Similar surnames: Brockbank, Crookham, Broomhall, Burbank, Von Bank, Colebank, Brookins

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Brookbank Family Origin

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Brookbank Family Occupations

What did your Brookbank ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brookbank occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Brookbank's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brookbank. A less common occupation for the Brookbank family was Asst. U.S. Marshall Or Lawyer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Asst. U.S. Marshall Or Lawyer


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

Brookbank Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brookbank. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brookbank 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 697 immigration records available for the last name Brookbank. 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 729 military records available for the last name Brookbank. For the veterans among your Brookbank ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brookbank Life Expectancy

What is the average Brookbank lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Brookbank life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Brookbank in 1947 was 64, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brookbank 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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