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Brace Family History

Brace Name Meaning
English: probably from Middle English, Old French brace ‘arm’, also denoting a piece of armor covering the arm. In most cases it is probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of armor, specifically armor designed to protect the upper arms, but it could also have been a nickname for someone with strong arms (compare Armstrong) or a deformed or otherwise noticeable arm.

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

307,611 Historical Documents with Brace on Ancestry.com
76,141 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
6,181 Military Records
4,756 Immigration Records
63,409 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Brace Families

  • Number of Brace families
     74 - 146
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brace families
     137 - 271
     46 - 136
     1 - 45
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brace families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brace Family Origin

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Brace Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brace

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Brace Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brace census records

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Brace Civil War Service Records

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