Bras Family History

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Bras Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: from Old French and Middle Dutch bras ‘arm’. This was probably a descriptive nickname for someone with some peculiarity of the arm, but the word was also used as a measure of length, and may also have denoted a surveyor. Spanish: from the personal name, a vernacular form of Blasius, popularized through the cult of the 4th century Christian martyr. Compare Portuguese Braz

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

Similar surnames: Ras, Brus, Baas, Braz, Blas, Brass, Brau, Bean, Brack, Buras

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Bras Family Origin

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Bras Family Occupations

What did your Bras ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Chauffeur and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bras. 34% of Bras men worked as a Chauffeur and 50% of Bras women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bras were Hosiery Manufacturers Manager and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Chauffeur
  • Engineers Stores Labourer
  • Hosiery Manufacturers Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housewife

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

Bras Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bras. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bras 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bras. 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 858 military records available for the last name Bras. For the veterans among your Bras ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bras Life Expectancy

What is the average Bras lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Bras life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Bras in 1965 was 64, and 83 in 2004.

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