Brookman Family History

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Brookman Name Meaning

English: variant of Brook. Americanized form of Dutch Brugman.

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

Similar surnames: Brockman, Woolman, Brookbank, Moorman, Boorman, Broerman, Vrooman

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Brookman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brookman name?

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


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Brookman Family Origin

Where is the Brookman family from?

Brookman Family Occupations

What did your Brookman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brookman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Brookman's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brookman family was Merchant. Farmer, Clergyman and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brookman.

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  • Farmer

  • Clergyman

  • Gardner

  • Merchant


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

Brookman Historical Records

What Brookman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Brookman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brookman 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brookman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brookman. For the veterans among your Brookman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brookman Life Expectancy

What is the average Brookman lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Brookman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Brookman in 1951 was 62, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brookman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brookman 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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