Bryn Family History

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Bryn Name Meaning

Welsh: topographic name meaning ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Brun, Brent, Brys, Borin, Bryan, Oren, Bean, Bran, Brin, Brye

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Bryn Family Origin

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Bryn Family Occupations

What did your Bryn ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bryn occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 50% of Bryn's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Bryn family was Cab Driver. Coal Miner and Baker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bryn.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Baker

  • Cab Driver


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

Bryn Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bryn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryn 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 Bryn. 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 271 military records available for the last name Bryn. For the veterans among your Bryn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bryn Life Expectancy

What is the average Bryn lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bryn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Bryn in 1963 was 70, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bryn

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bryn 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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