Bryan Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): habitational name (de Brionne) from either of two places called Brionne in northern France (in Eure and Creuse). Irish and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian (see O’Brien). Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066, and they went on to invade and settle in Ireland in the 12th century, where the name mingled with the native Irish name Brian. This native Irish name had also been borrowed by Vikings, who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest.

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


Similar surnames: Brian, Bran, Organ, Ryan, Bryans, Braun, Brin, Bruin, Ban, Bray

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Bryan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Going To School

    9%
  • School

    7%
  • Student

    5%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bryan family was Student. Farmer, Going To School and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bryan. The most common Bryan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Bryan's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Bryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bryan in 1940 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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