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Brasher Family History

Brasher Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): occupational name for a brewer from Anglo-Norman French braceour brasseour ‘brewer’ (from Late Latin braciare a derivative of braces ‘malt’ of Gaulish origin). English: variant of Brazier . Variant of Brashear a surname of French origin cognate with 1 above.

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


Similar surnames: Brasier, Brashear, Bradsher, Bruster, Brashier, Blacher, Thrasher

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Where is the Brasher family from?

You can see how Brasher families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brasher family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brasher families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 38 Brasher families living in Cambridgeshire. This was about 23% of all the recorded Brasher's in United Kingdom. Cambridgeshire had the highest population of Brasher families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brasher surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brasher ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Mechanic and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Brasher. 50% of Brasher men worked as a Motor Mechanic and 92% of Brasher women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brasher were Farm Labourer and Unpaid Household Duties. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Motor Mechanic
    50%
  • Farm Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    92%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    4%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Brasher. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brasher census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 870 immigration records available for the last name Brasher. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Brasher. For the veterans among your Brasher ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brasher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brasher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Brasher in 1944 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

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