Brass Name Meaning

English (Northumberland): variant of Brace. North German (also Bräss): nickname from Middle Low German bras ‘noise’, ‘pomp’, a related form of brasch (see Braasch). German: topographic name from Brass ‘broom’, ‘gorse’, a common name element in the Lower Rhine and Ruhr.

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


Similar surnames: Blass, Bross, Grass, Bras, Bass, Krass, Plass, Drass, Brush, Brase

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Brass Family Origin

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Brass Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    46%
  • Carpenter

    12%
  • Architect

    4%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Carpenter and Architect were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brass. The most common Brass occupation in Canada was Farmer. 46% of Brass's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brass family was Blacksmith.

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Brass Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Brass life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Brass in 1956 was 58, and 78 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brass

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