Brass Family History

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Brass Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): variant of Brace. North German (also Bräss): nickname from Middle Low German bras ‘noise’, ‘pomp’, a related form of brasch (see Braasch). German: topographic name from Brass ‘broom’, ‘gorse’, a common name element in the Lower Rhine and Ruhr.

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

Similar surnames: Blass, Bross, Grass, Bras, Bass, Krass, Plass, Drass, Brush, Brase

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Brass Family Origin

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Brass Family Occupations

What did your Brass ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Brass. 18% of Brass men worked as a Farmer and 79% of Brass women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brass were Mining Engineer and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • General Labourer
  • Bricklayer
  • Mining Engineer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Brass Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Brass. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brass 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brass. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Brass. For the veterans among your Brass ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brass Life Expectancy

What is the average Brass lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Brass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Brass in 1956 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brass 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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