Brave Name Meaning

French: nickname from brave ‘fierce’, ‘courageous’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): Yiddishized form of Russian bravyj ‘good’, ‘honest’.

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


Similar surnames: Braver, Bravo, Bramer, Brame, Brace, Grave, Brack, Braun, Kravec

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Brave Family Origin

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Brave Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Stock Dealer

    33%

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In 1880, the most common Brave occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Brave's were Farmers. Farmer and Stock Dealer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brave.

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Brave Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, Brave life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brave in 1959 was 53, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brave

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