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Brenner Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German brennen ‘to burn’, in various applications. Often it is an occupational name for a distiller of spirits; it may also refer to a charcoal or lime burner or to someone who cleared forests by burning. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from German Brenner, literally ‘burner’ (see 1). English: metathesized variant of Berner 2 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Berner, Benner, Renner, Brunner, Trenner, Breiner, Brenn, Brender

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Brenner Family Origin

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Brenner Family Occupations

What did your Brenner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Brenner. 30% of Brenner men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Brenner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brenner were Taxi Driver Cab and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    30%
  • Cabinet Maker
    30%
  • Carpenter
    20%
  • Taxi Driver Cab
    20%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    74%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Private Means
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%

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

Brenner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Brenner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenner 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Brenner. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Brenner. For the veterans among your Brenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenner Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brenner in 1942 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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