Brouwer Family History

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Brouwer Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, Middle Dutch brouwer.

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

Similar surnames: Brewer, Breuer, Brauer, Brouwers, Brower, Broer, Broeker, Bower

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Brouwer Family Origin

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Brouwer Family Occupations

What did your Brouwer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brouwer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Brouwer's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brouwer family was Keeping House. Farmer, Keep. House and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brouwer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keep. House

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House


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

Brouwer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brouwer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brouwer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Brouwer. 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 979 military records available for the last name Brouwer. For the veterans among your Brouwer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brouwer Life Expectancy

What is the average Brouwer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brouwer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brouwer in 1962 was 66, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brouwer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brouwer 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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