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Brees Name Meaning

Dutch: habitational name from any of the various places in France named Buré, for example in Orne and Meurthe-et-Moselle, or from a Dutch form of the personal name Brictius.

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

Similar surnames: Drees, Bress, Breed, Blees, Breese, Bries, Beets, Brue, Rees, Brenes

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Brees Family Origin

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Brees Family Occupations

What did your Brees ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Tailor, Brickmaker and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brees. A less common occupation for the Brees family was Farmer. The most common Brees occupation in the UK was Tailor. 12% of Brees's were Tailors.

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  • Tailor

  • Brickmaker

  • Butcher

  • Farmer


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

Brees Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Brees. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brees 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 433 immigration records available for the last name Brees. 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 Brees. For the veterans among your Brees ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brees Life Expectancy

What is the average Brees lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Brees life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Brees in 1961 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brees

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brees 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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