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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

What did your Brave ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Stock Dealer

    33%

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

Brave Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brave Life Expectancy

What is the average Brave lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brave 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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