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Origins of the Broof surname

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About the Broofs

We have a total number of 72 records for people with the last name Broof.

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Where do most Broofs live?

In 1921, most Broofs lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Broofs

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 67 records for the Broof surname. The oldest one dates back to 1870.

Who were Broofs most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Broofs.

What are the most common Broof first names?

  • John
  • George
  • Mary
  • Sarah

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Common jobs for Broofs

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Broofs in 1921


Chemists Wife




Serv Domestic


Silk Winder


Common Male occupations for Broofs in 1921


Blast Furnace Labourer






Chemist & Druggist


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