Brenner Family History

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Brenner Name Meaning

German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German brennen ‘to burn’, in various applications. Often it is an occupational name for a distiller of spirits; it may also refer to a charcoal or lime burner or to someone who cleared forests by burning. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from German Brenner, literally ‘burner’ (see 1). English: metathesized variant of Berner 2 and 3.

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


Similar surnames: Berner, Benner, Renner, Brunner, Trenner, Breiner, Brenn, Brender

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Brenner Family Origin

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Brenner Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Domestic were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brenner. 48% of Brenner men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Brenner women worked as a Domestic. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brenner were Retired and Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    48%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Retired
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Domestic
    50%
  • Housewife
    25%
  • Nurse
    25%

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

Brenner Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 72,000 census records available for the last name Brenner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenner 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 20,000 immigration records available for the last name Brenner. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Brenner. For the veterans among your Brenner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenner Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brenner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brenner in 1942 was 33, and 77 in 2004.

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