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Brim Family History

Brim Surname Meaning

English (Bedfordshire): variant of Bream . Jewish (Ashkenazic): acronymic surname from the first letters of Hebrew ben rabi ‘son of rabbi’ and of each part of a Yiddish double male personal name; see also Brill .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brin, Britz, Bram, Brum, Prim, Beim, Trim, Crim, Krim, Baum

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Where is the Brim family from?

You can see how Brim families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brim family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brim families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Brim families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Brim's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brim families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brim surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brim ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brim. 32% of Brim men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Brim women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brim were Salesman and Servant. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Laborer
  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brim. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brim 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brim. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brim. For the veterans among your Brim ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brim lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Brim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Brim in 1949 was 44, and 72 in 2004.

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