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Brea Name Meaning

Galician: topographic from Galician brea ‘footpath’, or in some cases possibly a nickname from Spanish brea ‘pitch’.

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


Similar surnames: Basa, Blea, Crea, Great, Breza, Bree, Breda, Bren, Read, Bies

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Brea Family Origin

Where is the Brea family from?

Brea Family Occupations

What did your Brea ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer and Machinist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brea. The most common Brea occupation in the USA was Laborer. 67% of Brea's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    67%
  • Machinist

    33%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Brea Historical Records

What Brea family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brea. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brea 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brea. 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 Brea. For the veterans among your Brea ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brea Life Expectancy

What is the average Brea lifespan?

Between 1970 and 2003, in the United States, Brea life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Brea in 1970 was 82, and 64 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brea

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brea 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.

Famous Brea Family

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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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