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Brenner Family History

Brenner Name Meaning
German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German brennen ‘to burn’, in various applications. Often it is an occupational name for a distiller of spirits; it may also refer to a charcoal or lime burner or to someone who cleared forests by burning.Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a distiller, from German Brenner, literally ‘burner’ (see 1).English: metathesized variant of Berner 2 and 3.

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

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Name Distribution of Brenner Families

  • Number of Brenner families
     255 - 507
     86 - 254
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brenner families
     34 - 65
     12 - 33
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brenner families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brenner Family Origin

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Brenner Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Brenner

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Brenner Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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