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Brotherton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Brotherton, in North Yorkshire and Suffolk; both are named with Old English broðor ‘brother’ or the Old Scandinavian personal name Bróðir + Old English tun ‘farmstead’, ‘enclosure’.

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


Similar surnames: Winterton, Atherton, Brother, Netherton, Brierton, Brenton

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Brotherton Family Origin

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Brotherton Family Occupations

What did your Brotherton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brotherton family was Farm Laborer. The most common Brotherton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Brotherton's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brotherton.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Brotherton Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brotherton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brotherton lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Brotherton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1960. The average life expectancy for Brotherton in 1950 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brotherton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brotherton 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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