Brach Family History

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Brach Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name from Middle High German brache ‘fallow land’, ‘pastureland’, originally ‘newly plowed land’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Barach. English: topographic name from Middle English breche, Old English br?c ‘newly cultivated land’ (a derivative of brecan ‘to break’, i.e. ‘land broken by the plow’), or a habitational name from any of the places named with this element, as for example Brache in Luton, Bedfordshire, and Breach in Maulden, Bedfordshire.

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

Similar surnames: Bach, Beach, Brack, Drach, Roch, Bruch, Branch, Rach, Leach, Brauch

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Brach Family Origin

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Brach Family Occupations

What did your Brach ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Carter and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brach. The most common Brach occupation in Canada was Farmer. 38% of Brach's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brach family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carter

  • Cultivateur

  • Laborer


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Brach Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Brach. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brach 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 Brach. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Brach. For the veterans among your Brach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brach Life Expectancy

What is the average Brach lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brach in 1962 was 69, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brach 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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