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

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Carter

    25%
  • Cultivateur

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brach family was Laborer. 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.

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Between 1962 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brach

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