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

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  • Farmer

    31%
  • Butcher

    12%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Potter

    5%

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

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Briel Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briel

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