Brester Family History

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Brester Name Meaning

habitational name, probably for someone from Brest in Moravia. nickname for a boastful person, from an agent derivative of Middle High German brast ‘boastfulness’. Compare Brest.

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


Similar surnames: Bester, Rester, Breiter, Trester, Nester, Bresler, Reuter, Reiter

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Brester Family Origin

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Brester Family Occupations

What did your Brester ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brester family was Laborer. The most common Brester occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 20% of Brester's were Farm Laborers. Farm Laborer, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brester.

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  • Farm Laborer

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Farming

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%

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

Brester Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brester Life Expectancy

What is the average Brester lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brester life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Brester in 1957 was 37, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brester

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brester 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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