Brace Family History

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Brace Name Meaning

English: probably from Middle English, Old French brace ‘arm’, also denoting a piece of armor covering the arm. In most cases it is probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of armor, specifically armor designed to protect the upper arms, but it could also have been a nickname for someone with strong arms (compare Armstrong) or a deformed or otherwise noticeable arm.

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

Similar surnames: Brack, Race, Grace, Brake, Brach, Brice, Drape, Brame, Bracco, Blake

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Brace Family Origin

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Brace Family Occupations

What did your Brace ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brace. A less common occupation for the Brace family was Coal Miner. The most common Brace occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 7% of Brace's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner


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

Brace Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 67,000 census records available for the last name Brace. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brace 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brace. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Brace. For the veterans among your Brace ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brace Life Expectancy

What is the average Brace lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Brace in 1944 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brace 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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