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Brodsky Family History

Brodsky Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Brodský): habitational name for someone from any of numerous places notably in Bohemia named Brod from Slavic brod ‘ford’. Americanized form of Polish Brodzki: habitational name for someone from any of various places in Poland called Brody. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) and Ukrainian: habitational name for someone from Brody a place in Galicia (now Ukraine) which was an important center of Jewish life up to the time of the Holocaust.

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


Similar surnames: Grodsky, Borofsky, Borski, Brody, Bransky, Wolsky, Barsky, Brouse

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Where is the Brodsky family from?

You can see how Brodsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brodsky family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Brodsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 15 Brodsky families living in Manitoba. This was about 56% of all the recorded Brodsky's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Brodsky families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brodsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brodsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brodsky. 20% of Brodsky men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Brodsky women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brodsky were Manager and Saleslady. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    11%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Brodsky. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brodsky. For the veterans among your Brodsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brodsky lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Brodsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brodsky in 1949 was 54, and 81 in 2004.

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