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Brat Family History

Brat Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bratt, Bras, Boat, Brau, Bram, Bray, Bran, Bradt, Beat, Braz

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Where is the Brat family from?

You can see how Brat families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brat family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brat families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there was 1 Brat family living in Michigan. This was 100% of all the recorded Brat's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Brat families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brat surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brat ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brat. 37% of Brat men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Brat women worked as a Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    28%
  • Metal Spinner
    19%
  • Carpenter
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Brat. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brat census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 570 immigration records available for the last name Brat. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 735 military records available for the last name Brat. For the veterans among your Brat ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brat lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2001, in the United States, Brat life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Brat in 1966 was 82, and 88 in 2001.

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