Broten Family History

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Broten Name Meaning

German: probably a shortened form of any of various compound names containing the element Braten ‘roast’ (from Middle High German brate), as for example Bradenahl (‘baked eel’) or Bratengeiger, a nickname for a fiddler (from a derivative of Middle High German gige ‘fiddle’, ‘violin’) who was paid in food rather than cash. Variant spelling of Norwegian Bråten (see Braaten).

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

Similar surnames: Boden, Roten, Bogen, Rotan, Brott, Roden, Breden, Braaten, Bolten

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Broten Family Origin

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Broten Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Broten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 83% of Broten's were Farmers. Farmer and Washing were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Broten.

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  • Farmer

  • Washing


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Broten Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 487 immigration records available for the last name Broten. 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 423 military records available for the last name Broten. For the veterans among your Broten ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Broten Life Expectancy

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Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Broten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Broten in 1955 was 55, and 84 in 2004.

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