Bryans Family History

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Bryans Name Meaning

Northern Irish: variant of Bryan, with the addition of the English patronymic -s.

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

Similar surnames: Brians, Ryans, Bryan, Bryant, Bevans, Briant, Bryars, Brian, Bryon

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Bryans Family Origin

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Bryans Family Occupations

What did your Bryans ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bryans occupation in the UK was Labourer. 7% of Bryans's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bryans family was House Painter. Labourer, Brickmaker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bryans.

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  • Labourer

  • Brickmaker

  • Carpenter

  • House Painter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bryans ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bryans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bryans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryans 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bryans. 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 Bryans. For the veterans among your Bryans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bryans Life Expectancy

What is the average Bryans lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bryans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bryans in 1960 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bryans

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bryans 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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