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Brotherson Name Meaning

Americanized form of North German, Norwegian, and Danish Brodersen, or Jewish Broderson. English: perhaps a variant of Brotherton.

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


Similar surnames: Brotherton, Broderson, Brodersen, Brothers, Ouverson, Berthelsen

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Brotherson Family Origin

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Brotherson Family Occupations

What did your Brotherson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brotherson. The most common Brotherson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Brotherson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brotherson family was Boardinghouse.

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Blacksmith

    5%
  • Boardinghouse

    5%

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

Brotherson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brotherson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brotherson census 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brotherson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brotherson. For the veterans among your Brotherson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brotherson Life Expectancy

What is the average Brotherson lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Brotherson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1988, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brotherson in 1964 was 70, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brotherson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brotherson 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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