Brother Family History
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Brother Name Meaning
English: from a byname occasionally used for a younger son, i.e. the brother (Old English broðor) of someone important, or for a guild member (brother was used in this sense in Middle English). English and Irish: from the cognate Old Norse Bróðir, which was in use as a personal name, originally for a younger son.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press