Brain Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhan ‘son of the judge’, from breitheamh ‘judge’.

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


Similar surnames: Drain, Blain, Bain, Bran, Bean, Brann, Braden, Crain, Brin, Branin

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Brain Family Origin

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Brain Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Brick Mason

    6%
  • Keeping House

    6%

In 1880, the most common Brain occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Brain's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brain family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brain.

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Brain Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Brain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brain in 1948 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brain

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