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 1881, a less common occupation for the Brain family was Labourer. Coal Miner, Agricultural Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brain. The most common Brain occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Brain's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer


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

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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