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Brey Family History

Brey Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of German Bräu (see Brau).North German: variant of Brede 2.

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

48,890 Historical Documents with Brey on Ancestry.com
16,022 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,830 Military Records
1,499 Immigration Records
10,581 Census and Voter Lists
17,958 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Brey Families

  • Number of Brey families
     45 - 88
     16 - 44
     1 - 15
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brey families
     11 - 20
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Brey last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Brey census records

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Brey Family Origin

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Brey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brey

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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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Brey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brey census records

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Brey Civil War Service Records

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