When Olufsen Broch was born about 1688, in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark, his father, Oluf Svendsen Broch, was 29 and his mother, Margrethe Pedersdatter Lesler, was 20. He died in 1692, in his hometown, at the age of 5, and was buried in Rønne, Bornholm, Denmark.
Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Amnon, Dov, Moshe, Shai.
Americanized form of Polish Broś and Broż, Czech Broš and Brož, or their Germanized form Brosch .
Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metonymic occupational name, from Yiddish or Russian brosh ‘brooch’.