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

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  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Brain occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 11% of Brain's were Coal Miners. 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.

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Brain Historical Records

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Brain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brain

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