Brace Name Meaning

English: probably from Middle English, Old French brace ‘arm’, also denoting a piece of armor covering the arm. In most cases it is probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of armor, specifically armor designed to protect the upper arms, but it could also have been a nickname for someone with strong arms (compare Armstrong) or a deformed or otherwise noticeable arm.

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


Similar surnames: Brack, Race, Grace, Brake, Brach, Brice, Drape, Brame, Bracco, Blake

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Brace Family Origin

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Brace Family Occupations

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  • Contractor

    8%
  • Farmer And Store Keeker

    8%
  • Grocer

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brace family was Laborer. Contractor, Farmer And Store Keeker and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brace. The most common Brace occupation in Canada was Contractor. 8% of Brace's were Contractors.

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Brace Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Brace life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Brace in 1944 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brace

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