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

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  • Cultivateur

    20%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Journalier

    6%
  • School

    3%

In 1881, Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brien. A less common occupation for the Brien family was School. The most common Brien occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 20% of Brien's were Cultivateurs.

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Brien Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brien

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