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Brooks Name Meaning

English: from the possessive case of Brook (i.e. ‘of the brook’). Jewish (Ashkenazic): Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames. Americanized spelling of German Brucks.

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


Similar surnames: Brook, Brookes, Brooke, Brock, Book, Booke, Fooks, Rook, Brookins

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Brooks Family Origin

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Brooks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brooks. The most common Brooks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Brooks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brooks family was Farm Laborer.

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Brooks Life Expectancy

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Famous Brooks Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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