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Brott Family History

Brott Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Brot ‘bread’ (Middle High German brot), hence a metonymic occupational name for a baker German: from a Germanic personal name related to Old High German proz ‘budding growth’.

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


Similar surnames: Bott, Brost, Britt, Drott, Britz, Ott, Bolt, Tritt, Frett, Bratt

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Where is the Brott family from?

You can see how Brott families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brott family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brott families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Brott families living in New York. This was about 71% of all the recorded Brott's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Brott families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brott surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brott ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brott. 19% of Brott men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Brott women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brott were Salesman and Maid.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Teacher
    11%
  • Maid
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 655 immigration records available for the last name Brott. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brott. For the veterans among your Brott ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brott lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brott life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brott in 1958 was 45, and 81 in 2004.

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