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Brownlee Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Brownlee in Lanarkshire or Brownley in Warwickshire, both named with Old English brun ‘brown’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Brownlow, Greenlee, Bromley, Bowley, Townley, Rowley, Brownell

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Brownlee Family Origin

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Brownlee Family Occupations

What did your Brownlee ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brownlee family was Labourer. Farmer, School and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brownlee. The most common Brownlee occupation in Canada was Farmer. 47% of Brownlee's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • School

    8%
  • Going To School

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

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

Brownlee Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brownlee. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brownlee 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brownlee. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brownlee. For the veterans among your Brownlee ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brownlee Life Expectancy

What is the average Brownlee lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brownlee life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Brownlee in 1943 was 40, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brownlee

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brownlee 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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