Brehm Name Meaning

South German: nickname for a restless, cantankerous man, from Middle High German brem(e) ‘horsefly’, a derivative of bremen ‘to buzz or grumble’ . German: topographic or habitational name from a field named with Brem ‘swampy bank’, simply as Brehm, Brem, or Bräm, or in compounds such as Bremgarten, Bremkamp. In Switzerland the regular spelling of this name is Bräm.

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

Similar surnames: Brahm, Rehm, Boehm, Bream, Bruehl, Brumm, Riehm, Bohm, Breck, Behm

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Brehm Family Origin

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Brehm Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brehm. A less common occupation for the Brehm family was Carpenter. The most common Brehm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Brehm's were Farmers.

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Brehm Historical Records

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Brehm Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, Brehm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brehm in 1947 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brehm

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