Brook Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a brook or stream, from Middle Englisk brook, Old English broc ‘brook’, ‘stream’. North German and Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow or marsh, from Low German brook, Dutch broek (cognate with German Bruch and Old English broc; see 1). Americanized spelling of German and Jewish Bruck or German Bruch.

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


Similar surnames: Brock, Rook, Book, Crook, Rock, Krock, Brooks, Brooke, Krook, Boot

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Brook Family Origin

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Brook Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Labourer

    10%
  • School

    10%
  • Scholar

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brook family was Scholar. The most common Brook occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Brook's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brook.

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United States

Between 1949 and 2004, Brook life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brook in 1949 was 60, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brook

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