Brooke Family History

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Brooke Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Brook, which preserves a trace of the Old English dative singular case, originally used after a preposition (e.g. ‘at the brook’).

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


Similar surnames: Brookes, Brook, Brooks, Rooke, Crooke, Broome, Brooker, Rook, Brock

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Brooke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brooke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brooke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    51%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    20%

  • Germanic Europe

    7%

  • European Jewish

    4%

  • Norway

    4%

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Brooke Family Origin

Where is the Brooke family from?

Brooke Family Occupations

What did your Brooke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brooke occupation in Canada was Farmer. 24% of Brooke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brooke family was Physician. Farmer, Advocate and Factory Hand were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brooke.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Advocate

    7%
  • Factory Hand

    7%
  • Physician

    7%

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

Brooke Historical Records

What Brooke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 180,000 census records available for the last name Brooke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brooke 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Brooke. 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 Card

There are 30,000 military records available for the last name Brooke. For the veterans among your Brooke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brooke Life Expectancy

What is the average Brooke lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Brooke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Brooke in 1947 was 50, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brooke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brooke 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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