Brenna Family History

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Brenna Name Meaning

Italian (Lombardy): habitational name from a place in Lombardy named Brenna. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farms in southeastern Norway named Brenna, from brenna ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’.

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

Similar surnames: Brenn, Breda, Arena, Penna, Brennan, Senna, Benza, Brienza, Bena

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Brenna Family Origin

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Brenna Family Occupations

What did your Brenna ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brenna occupation in the UK was Laborer (Road). 50% of Brenna's were Laborer (Road)s. Laborer (Road) and Warehouseman & Packer Fac Lab were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brenna.

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  • Laborer (Road)

  • Warehouseman & Packer Fac Lab


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

Brenna Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brenna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenna 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 Brenna. 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 868 military records available for the last name Brenna. For the veterans among your Brenna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenna Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenna lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Brenna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Brenna in 1954 was 66, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brenna 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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