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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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Where is the Brach family from?

You can see how Brach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brach family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brach families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 22 Brach families living in Ontario. This was about 41% of all the recorded Brach's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brach families in 1911.
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What did your Brach ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Brach. 34% of Brach men worked as a Farmer.

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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 Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Butcher
    34%
  • Labourer
    34%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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