Brien Family History

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Brien Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Brien. French and English: variant spelling of Brian.

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

Similar surnames: Brian, Brier, Bruen, Briden, Breen, Boden, Brinn, Brew, Bowen, Lien

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Brien Family Origin

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Brien Family Occupations

What did your Brien ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brien. 18% of Brien men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Brien women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brien were Cult and Employ

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Cult

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Servante
  • Revenue
  • Couturire
  • Employ

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

Brien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 226,000 census records available for the last name Brien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brien 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 35,000 immigration records available for the last name Brien. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Brien. For the veterans among your Brien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brien Life Expectancy

What is the average Brien lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brien in 1945 was 23, and 76 in 2004.

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