Brey Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Bräu (see Brau). North German: variant of Brede 2.

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


Similar surnames: Brei, Rey, Brew, Drey, Arey, Bley, Grey, Berry, Prey, Frey

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Brey Family Origin

Where is the Brey family from?

SHOW MORE

Brey Family Occupations

What did your Brey ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Carpenter

    100%

In 1881, the most common Brey occupation in Canada was Carpenter. 100% of Brey's were Carpenters.

Source: Census data for Brey | Data not to scale

Brey Historical Records

What Brey family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Brey ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Brey

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Brey Life Expectancy

What is the average Brey lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brey 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1952 and 2004, Brey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brey in 1952 was 50, and 65 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brey

Famous Brey Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)

Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Look up another name