Briese Family History

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Briese Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so named in Silesia, related to Slavic bres- ‘birch’.

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


Similar surnames: Breese, Brieske, Bliese, Pries, Barrese, Froese, Bries, Riepe, Wiese

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Briese Family Origin

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Briese Family Occupations

What did your Briese ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Briese occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Briese's were Farmers. Farmer and Forgeron were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Briese. A less common occupation for the Briese family was Serviteur.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Forgeron

    25%
  • Serviteur

    25%

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

Briese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Briese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Briese 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Briese. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Briese. For the veterans among your Briese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Briese Life Expectancy

What is the average Briese lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Briese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Briese in 1946 was 30, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briese

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briese 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.

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