Brothers Family History

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Brothers Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicization of Irish Ó Bruadair, an ancient Donegal sept name: it has also been derived, probably wrongly, from Gaelic bruadar ‘dream’, ‘reverie’. In New England, an Americanized form of French Brodeur.

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

Similar surnames: Brother, Broshears, Breshears, Crothers, Cruthers, Brotherson, Rother

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Brothers Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brothers name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brothers. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


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Brothers Family Origin

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Brothers Family Occupations

What did your Brothers ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brothers family was Farming. The most common Brothers occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Brothers's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brothers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brothers ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brothers Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Brothers. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brotherscensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Brothers. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Brothers. For the veterans among your Brothers ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brothers Life Expectancy

What is the average Brothers lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brothers life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brothers in 1944 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brothers ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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