Brash Family History

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Brash Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a nickname for an impetuous person, from northern English dialect brasche ‘rash’, ‘impetuous’ (associated with brasche ‘assault’, ‘attack’, a word of imitative origin). Americanized spelling of German Braasch.

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

Similar surnames: Rash, Brush, Brass, Bras, Bash, Brosh, Blash, Basa, Brack, Bratt

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Brash Family Origin

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Brash Family Occupations

What did your Brash ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brash occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 3% of Brash's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Grocer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brash. A less common occupation for the Brash family was Cooper.

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  • Blacksmith

  • Grocer

  • Labourer

  • Cooper


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

Brash Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Brash. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brash 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 Brash. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brash. For the veterans among your Brash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brash Life Expectancy

What is the average Brash lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brash in 1944 was 49, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brash

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brash 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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