Brink Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture or green, from Middle Low German brinc ‘edge’, ‘slope’, ‘grazing land’, especially a raised meadow in low-lying marshland. In both Danish and Swedish brink is a borrowing of Dutch brinck ‘waterside slope’; in Danish it means ‘where the water runs deep’.

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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Brink Family Origin

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Brink Family Occupations

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  • Cabinet Maker

    100%

In 1881, the most common Brink occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 100% of Brink's were Cabinet Makers.

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Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brink

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