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Brotman Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Brotmann: occupational name for a baker and peddler of breads and pastries from Middle High German brōt ‘bread’ + man ‘man’. Jewish Ashkenazic: cognate of 1 above from German Brot ‘bread’ + Mann ‘man’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Notman, Rothman, Rozman, Rosman, Rotman, Butman, Broman, Bodman

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Where is the Brotman family from?

You can see how Brotman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brotman family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Brotman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Brotman families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Brotman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brotman families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brotman surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brotman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Brotman. 50% of Brotman men worked as a Salesman. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Salesman
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Brotman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brotman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brotman. 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 387 military records available for the last name Brotman. For the veterans among your Brotman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brotman lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brotman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brotman in 1958 was 53, and 87 in 2004.

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