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Brouwer Name Meaning

Dutch: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale Middle Dutch brouwere. This surname is also found in Germany.

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


Similar surnames: Brewer, Breuer, Brauer, Brouwers, Brower, Broer, Broeker, Bower

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Where is the Brouwer family from?

You can see how Brouwer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brouwer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brouwer families were found in and USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Brouwer families living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Brouwer's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Brouwer families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brouwer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brouwer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brouwer. 42% of Brouwer men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Brouwer women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brouwer were Owner and Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    42%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Owner
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    14%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brouwer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brouwer 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Brouwer. 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 979 military records available for the last name Brouwer. For the veterans among your Brouwer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brouwer lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brouwer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brouwer in 1962 was 66, and 86 in 2004.

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