Brau Family History

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Brau Name Meaning

South German (Bräu): from a primitive form of the agent noun for a brewer, Middle High German briuwe. North German: from Middle Low German bruw(e) denoting ‘a set quantity brewed at once’. Catalan and southern French: nickname from brau ‘wild’, from Latin barbarus ‘barbarian’, ‘ruffian’.

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

Similar surnames: Grau, Rau, Braun, Blau, Bau, Bras, Lau, Baum, Brack, Hau

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Brau Family Origin

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Brau Family Occupations

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In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Brau. 34% of Brau men worked as a Laborer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Mechanic

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brau Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Brau. For the veterans among your Brau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brau Life Expectancy

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Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Brau in 1962 was 67, and 85 in 2004.

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