Briel Name Meaning

German and Swiss German: topographic name for someone who lived by a water meadow, a variant of Bruehl. Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived in an area of marshland, from Celtic brogilo, or a habitational name from the Dutch city in Zeeland so named (also spelled variously Brielle, Brill) or from various minor places in present-day Belgium and Netherlands named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Brill, Biel, Riel, Brue, Britz, Brier, Bruehl, Grill, Priem, Bries

Ready to discover your family story?

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

Briel Family Origin

Where is the Briel family from?


Briel Family Occupations

What did your Briel ancestors do for a living?

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

  • Farmer

  • Butcher

  • Laborer

  • Potter


United States shown, Canada data unavailable

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Briel family was Potter. The most common Briel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Briel's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briel.

Source: Census data for Briel | Data not to scale

Briel Historical Records

What Briel family records will you find?

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

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Briel

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Briel Life Expectancy

What is the average Briel lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briel 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.


United States

Between 1956 and 2004, Briel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Briel in 1956 was 64, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briel

Famous Briel Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)

Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Look up another name