Brey Family History

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Brey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bräu (see Brau). North German: variant of Brede 2.

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


Similar surnames: Brei, Rey, Brew, Drey, Arey, Bley, Grey, Berry, Prey, Frey

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Brey Family Origin

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Brey Family Occupations

What did your Brey ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brey family was Coal Merchant. Boot Maker and Coachman (ND) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brey. The most common Brey occupation in the UK was Boot Maker. 33% of Brey's were Boot Makers.

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  • Boot Maker

    33%
  • Coachman (ND)

    33%
  • Coal Merchant

    33%

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

Brey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Brey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brey. 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 Brey. For the veterans among your Brey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brey Life Expectancy

What is the average Brey lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brey in 1952 was 50, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brey 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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