Briel Family History

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Briel Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, a variant of Bruehl. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of marshland, from Celtic brogilo, or a habitational name from the Dutch city in Zeeland so named (also spelled variously Brielle, Brill) or from various minor places in present-day Belgium and Netherlands named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Brill, Biel, Riel, Brue, Britz, Brier, Bruehl, Grill, Priem, Bries

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Briel Family Origin

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Briel Family Occupations

What did your Briel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Briel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Briel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Briel family was Potter. Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briel.

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  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Laborer

  • Potter


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Briel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Briel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Briel 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 Briel. 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 Briel. For the veterans among your Briel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Briel Life Expectancy

What is the average Briel lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Briel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Briel in 1956 was 64, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briel 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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