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Brice Name Meaning

French English and Scottish: from the Old French personal name Brice probably Celtic (Gaulish) in origin but not firmly explained (Latinized as Bri(c)tius Bric(c)ius or Brixius) which was borne by a 5th-century Christian saint who succeeded Saint Martin as bishop of Tours. Consequently it became a popular personal name in France and Germany in the early Middle Ages. It was imported to England and Scotland by the Normans. Compare German Brixius .

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


Similar surnames: Price, Trice, Brick, Grice, Prime, Brace, Bryce, Brich, Bruce, Grace

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Where is the Brice family from?

You can see how Brice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brice families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 126 Brice families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Brice's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brice families in 1911.
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What did your Brice ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brice. 50% of Brice men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Brice women worked as a Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 108,000 census records available for the last name Brice. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brice census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Brice. 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 Cards

There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Brice. For the veterans among your Brice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brice lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brice in 1943 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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