Brain Family History

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Brain Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.

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

Similar surnames: Drain, Blain, Bain, Bran, Bean, Brann, Braden, Crain, Brin, Branin

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Brain Family Origin

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Brain Family Occupations

What did your Brain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Brain. 3% of Brain men worked as a General Labourer and 50% of Brain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brain were Coal Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Duti

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Duti

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brain Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 73,000 census records available for the last name Brain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brain 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Brain. 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 Brain. For the veterans among your Brain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brain Life Expectancy

What is the average Brain lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Brain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brain in 1948 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brain 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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