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Br Family History

Br Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Bo, Ba, Bu, Bar, Bi, Bru, Bur, Bro, Bry, Bir

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Where is the Br family from?

You can see how Br families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Br family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Br families were found in Scotland in 1871. In 1891 there were 2 Br families living in Northumberland. This was 100% of all the recorded Br's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Br families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Br surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Br ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Br. 67% of Br 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
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Servant
  • Housemaid
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Census Records

There are 243,000 census records available for the last name Br. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Br census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Br. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 222,000 military records available for the last name Br. For the veterans among your Br ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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