Brookfield Family History

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Brookfield Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from any of various minor places named with Old English broc ‘brook’ + feld ‘open country’, in particular Brookfield House in Nether Peover, Cheshire, recorded as le Brocfeld in the late 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Broomfield, Cockfield, Bradfield, Brayfield, Schofield, Crossfield

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Brookfield Family Origin

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Brookfield Family Occupations

What did your Brookfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brookfield. A less common occupation for the Brookfield family was Lawyer. The most common Brookfield occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Brookfield's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Lawyer

    5%

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

Brookfield Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brookfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brookfield 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brookfield. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brookfield. For the veterans among your Brookfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brookfield Life Expectancy

What is the average Brookfield lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Brookfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brookfield in 1951 was 47, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brookfield

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brookfield 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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