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Broeker Name Meaning

variant of the personal name Broekaert, itself a variant of Burghart. topographic name for someone living in a marsh, an agent derivative of Middle Dutch broek.

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


Similar surnames: Broecker, Brokke, Boeker, Brocker, Brooker, Rocker, Troeger, Boenker

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Where is the Broeker family from?

You can see how Broeker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Broeker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Broeker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 6 Broeker families living in Nova Scotia. This was 100% of all the recorded Broeker's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Broeker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Broeker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Broeker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Broeker. 32% of Broeker men worked as a Farmer.

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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

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Carpenter
    19%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Broeker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Broeker census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 402 immigration records available for the last name Broeker. 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 656 military records available for the last name Broeker. For the veterans among your Broeker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Broeker lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Broeker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Broeker in 1953 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

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