Browder Family History

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Browder Name Meaning

Americanized form of Dutch Brouder ‘brother’ or of German Broder.

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

Similar surnames: Broder, Browner, Crowder, Broeder, Crowner, Mowder, Brewer, Broker

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Browder Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Browder name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Browder. 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


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Browder Family Origin

Where is the Browder family from?

Browder Family Occupations

What did your Browder ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Browder. A less common occupation for the Browder family was Laborer. The most common Browder occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Browder's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Browder Historical Records

What Browder family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Browder. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Browder 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 769 immigration records available for the last name Browder. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Browder. For the veterans among your Browder ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Browder Life Expectancy

What is the average Browder lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Browder life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Browder in 1947 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Browder

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Browder 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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