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Brooker Name Meaning

English: variant of Broker English: sometimes perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or brook from an agent derivative of Brook . Americanized form of German Bröker (see Brocker and Broker ) or of some other similar (like-sounding) German surname and of Dutch Broeker .

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


Similar surnames: Brocker, Booker, Broeker, Crooker, Brooke, Bricker, Brookes, Brucker

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Where is the Brooker family from?

You can see how Brooker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brooker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brooker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 18 Brooker families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Brooker's in USA. New York had the highest population of Brooker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brooker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brooker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brooker. 24% of Brooker men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Brooker women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brooker were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Census Records

There are 137,000 census records available for the last name Brooker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brooker 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Brooker. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Brooker. For the veterans among your Brooker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brooker lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Brooker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brooker in 1940 was 62, and 70 in 2004.

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