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Brough Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places called Brough, of which there are several in Yorkshire and Derbyshire as well as elsewhere. The place name is from Old English burh ‘fortress’ and in most cases these are the sites of Roman fortifications. The pronunciation is usually ‘bruff’. Possibly an altered spelling of German Brauch.

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


Similar surnames: Bough, Hough, Slough, Brouse, Brugh, Prough, Crouch, Brush, Traugh

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Brough Family Origin

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Brough Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • School

    8%
  • Weaver

    8%
  • Merchant

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brough family was Merchant. Farmer, School and Weaver were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brough. The most common Brough occupation in Canada was Farmer. 37% of Brough's were Farmers.

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Brough Life Expectancy

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