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Brin Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from Brin the Yiddish name for Brno a city in Moravia. 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 . French: nickname for a loud or quarrelsome man from Old French brin ‘noise tumult’. Altered form of Breton Brien . Welsh and English: variant of Bryn from any of the many places called from Welsh bryn ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Brim, Bain, Brun, Brian, Bruin, Bien, Bean, Brion, Bran, Bein

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Where is the Brin family from?

You can see how Brin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Brin families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 55 Brin families living in Quebec. This was about 60% of all the recorded Brin's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brin families in 1911.
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What did your Brin ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Brin. 62% of Brin men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brin. 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 811 military records available for the last name Brin. For the veterans among your Brin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brin lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Brin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Brin in 1954 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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