Briar Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McBriar (see McBrayer).

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


Similar surnames: Brier, Bria, Bonar, Grier, Brian, Breer, Brean, Brimer, Bruer, Crear

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Briar Family Origin

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Briar Family Occupations

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  • Carter

    12%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Boot & Shoe Dealer

    6%
  • Clothiers Cutter

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Briar family was Clothiers Cutter. The most common Briar occupation in the UK was Carter. 12% of Briar's were Carters. Carter, Agricultural Labourer and Boot & Shoe Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briar.

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Briar Historical Records

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Briar Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, Briar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Briar in 1957 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briar

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