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Brash Name Meaning

Scottish: probably a nickname for an impetuous person, from northern English dialect brasche ‘rash’, ‘impetuous’ (associated with brasche ‘assault’, ‘attack’, a word of imitative origin). Americanized spelling of German Braasch.

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


Similar surnames: Rash, Brush, Brass, Bras, Bash, Brosh, Blash, Basa, Brack, Bratt

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Where is the Brash family from?

You can see how Brash families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brash family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brash families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Brash families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Brash's in USA. New York had the highest population of Brash families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brash surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brash ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brash. 19% of Brash men worked as a Salesman and 21% of Brash women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brash were Farmer and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Farmer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    21%
  • Housewife
    18%
  • Teacher
    18%
  • Saleslady
    11%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brash. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brash. For the veterans among your Brash ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brash lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brash life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brash in 1944 was 49, and 66 in 2004.

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