Brazil Family History

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Brazil Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail ‘descendant of Breasal’, a byname meaning ‘strife’. The accent is on the first syllable. Spanish and Portuguese: variant of Brasil.

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

Similar surnames: Brain, Brasil, Brazill, Braziel, Brazel, Bredin, Brazzle, Bazil

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Brazil Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brazil name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brazil. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Portugal


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Brazil Family Origin

Where is the Brazil family from?

Brazil Family Occupations

What did your Brazil ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brazil occupation in Canada was Farmer. 67% of Brazil's were Farmers. Farmer, Agent and Going To School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brazil. A less common occupation for the Brazil family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Agent

  • Going To School

  • Tailor


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

Brazil Historical Records

What Brazil family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Brazil. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brazil 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brazil. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Brazil. For the veterans among your Brazil ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brazil Life Expectancy

What is the average Brazil lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brazil life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Brazil in 1952 was 29, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brazil

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brazil 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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