Brians Family History

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Brians Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Irish Bryan, formed with the addition of English patronymic -s.

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

Similar surnames: Bryans, Briant, Brian, Bevans, Bryant, Brien, Brines, Bryan, Briand

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Brians Family Origin

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Brians Family Occupations

What did your Brians ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brians occupation in the UK was Carman. 25% of Brians's were Carmans. A less common occupation for the Brians family was Laborer. Carman, Coal Miner and Engineers Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brians.

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  • Carman

  • Coal Miner

  • Engineers Labourer

  • Laborer


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

Brians Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brians. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brians 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brians. 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 Brians. For the veterans among your Brians ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brians Life Expectancy

What is the average Brians lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brians life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brians in 1963 was 74, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brians

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brians 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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