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Brooking Name Meaning

English (Devon): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream or brook an -ing derivative of Middle English brok ‘brook’ equivalent to Brooker . This formation is characteristic of Devon (compare Downing ).

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


Similar surnames: Brookings, Brookins, Brookens, Bowling, Rolling, Bodkin, Boykin

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Where is the Brooking family from?

You can see how Brooking families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brooking family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brooking families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Brooking families living in Kentucky. This was about 24% of all the recorded Brooking's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Brooking families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brooking surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brooking ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brooking. 32% of Brooking men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Brooking women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brooking were Machinist and Nurse. .

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machinist
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    15%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Nurse
    10%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Brooking. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brooking 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brooking. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brooking. For the veterans among your Brooking ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brooking lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brooking life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brooking in 1958 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

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