Brasher Family History

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Brasher Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a brewer, from Old French brasser ‘to brew’ (Late Latin braciare, a derivative of braces ‘malt’, of Gaulish origin). English: variant of Brazier. Of French (Huguenot) origin: Americanized form of Brasseur, assimilated to the English name.

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


Similar surnames: Brasier, Brashear, Bradsher, Bruster, Brashier, Blacher, Thrasher

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Brasher Family Origin

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Brasher Family Occupations

What did your Brasher ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brasher family was Printer. Machinist, Merchant and Post Master & Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brasher. The most common Brasher occupation in Canada was Machinist. 17% of Brasher's were Machinists.

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  • Machinist

    17%
  • Merchant

    17%
  • Post Master & Tailor

    17%
  • Printer

    17%

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

Brasher Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brasher Life Expectancy

What is the average Brasher lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brasher life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Brasher in 1944 was 39, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brasher

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brasher 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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