Brayer Family History

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Brayer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of Scottish McBrayer. The surname is also established in England, where it may be an occupational name for a maker of pestles, from Old French breie, broie ‘pestle’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish brayer ‘brewer’.

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

Similar surnames: Bramer, Braker, Brauer, Rayer, Grayer, Bayer, Brader, Blamer, Brager

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Brayer Family Origin

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Brayer Family Occupations

What did your Brayer ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brayer occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 33% of Brayer's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Brayer family was Surgeon MRCS&LSD. Annuitant and Scaffold Builder (Bricklayer) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brayer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Scaffold Builder (Bricklayer)

  • Surgeon MRCS&LSD


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

Brayer Historical Records

What Brayer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brayer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brayer 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 744 immigration records available for the last name Brayer. 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 752 military records available for the last name Brayer. For the veterans among your Brayer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brayer Life Expectancy

What is the average Brayer lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Brayer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Brayer in 1948 was 48, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brayer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brayer 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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