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Brazil Family History

Brazil Name Meaning
Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breasail ‘descendant of Breasal’, a byname meaning ‘strife’. The accent is on the first syllable.Spanish and Portuguese: variant of Brasil.

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

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39,275 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,709 Military Records
2,766 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Brazil Families

  • Number of Brazil families
     75 - 147
     26 - 74
     1 - 25
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brazil families
     23 - 44
     8 - 22
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brazil families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Brazil census records

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Brazil Family Origin

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Brazil Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brazil

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Brazil Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brazil census records

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Brazil Civil War Service Records

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