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Brink Name Meaning

North German; Danish and Swedish (of German origin): topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture or green from Middle Low German brinc ‘hill edge slope grazing land’ especially a raised meadow in low-lying marshland. Swedish name is ornamental. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by the brink which is in the central and east Netherlands the name of the common area in the centre of the village the village square. Compare Vandenbrink .

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

Similar surnames: Brick, Brinck, Rink, Bink, Zink, Brill, Bain, Bruck, Bring, Brenn

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Where is the Brink family from?

You can see how Brink families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brink family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brink families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 10 Brink families living in London. This was about 67% of all the recorded Brink's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Brink families in 1891.
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What did your Brink ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Brink. 100% of Brink women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Brink. 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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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Brink. For the veterans among your Brink ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brink lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brink in 1943 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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