Brinks Family History

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Brinks Name Meaning

German: variant of Brink, with the genitive ending -s.

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

Similar surnames: Brines, Rinks, Brink, Bring, Rinkus, Finks, Rinke, Pinks, Bronk

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Brinks Family Origin

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Brinks Family Occupations

What did your Brinks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brinks. 37% of Brinks men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Brinks women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brinks were Farm Laborer and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housework

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

Brinks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brinks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brinks 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 300 immigration records available for the last name Brinks. 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 717 military records available for the last name Brinks. For the veterans among your Brinks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brinks Life Expectancy

What is the average Brinks lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Brinks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Brinks in 1955 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brinks 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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