Brais Family History

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Brais Name Meaning

French: perhaps a variant of Brès, from the Gaulish personal name Brictius.

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


Similar surnames: Bras, Braid, Brass, Blais, Rais, Drass, Ris, Brin, Bruin, Dreis

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Brais Family Origin

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Brais Family Occupations

What did your Brais ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brais family was Charretier. The most common Brais occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 28% of Brais's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Journalier and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brais.

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  • Cultivateur

    28%
  • Journalier

    10%
  • Going To School

    6%
  • Charretier

    4%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brais ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brais Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brais. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brais 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brais. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brais. For the veterans among your Brais ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brais Life Expectancy

What is the average Brais lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Brais life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brais in 1965 was 84, and 46 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brais

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brais 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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