Bren Family History

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Bren Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably a nickname for a very active person, from Yiddish bren ‘heat’, ‘fervor’, ‘ardor’.

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

Similar surnames: Bien, Brin, Kren, Oren, Bree, Bogen, Brief, Brea, Buren, Brent

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Bren Family Origin

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Bren Family Occupations

What did your Bren ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Civil Servant and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bren. 15% of Bren men worked as a Civil Servant and 34% of Bren women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bren were Head Postmaster P O Retir and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Civil Servant
  • Clerk In Holy Orders
  • General Labourer electric Mater Works
  • Head Postmaster P O Retir

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Shorthand Typist
  • Domestic Duties

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

Bren Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Bren. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bren 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bren. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bren. For the veterans among your Bren ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bren Life Expectancy

What is the average Bren lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bren life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bren in 1960 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bren

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