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Brookins Family History

Brookins Name Meaning

English: variant of Brooking with post-medieval excrescent -s. This surname is rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Brooker, Brookes, Brooking, Burkins, Brooks, Boykin, Botkin, Hopkins

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Where is the Brookins family from?

You can see how Brookins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brookins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brookins families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 19 Brookins families living in New York. This was about 31% of all the recorded Brookins's in USA. New York had the highest population of Brookins families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brookins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brookins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brookins. 31% of Brookins men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Brookins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brookins were Porter and Servant. .

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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
    31%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Porter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    16%
  • Laundress
    10%
  • Cook
    10%
  • Servant
    6%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Brookins. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brookins 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 470 immigration records available for the last name Brookins. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brookins. For the veterans among your Brookins ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brookins lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brookins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1954. The average life expectancy for Brookins in 1945 was 61, and 68 in 2004.

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