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Brashears Family History

Brashears Name Meaning

Variant of Brashear a surname of French origin. Compare Beshears Boshears Boshers Brashers Breshears Broshears .

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


Similar surnames: Breshears, Broshears, Brashear, Brasher, Boshears, Beshears, Brashier

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Where is the Brashears family from?

You can see how Brashears families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brashears family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Brashears families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Brashears families living in Tennessee. This was about 26% of all the recorded Brashears's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Brashears families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brashears surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brashears ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brashears. 24% of Brashears men worked as a Laborer and 23% of Brashears women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brashears were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    23%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Brashears. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brashears 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 284 immigration records available for the last name Brashears. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brashears. For the veterans among your Brashears ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brashears lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brashears life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Brashears in 1958 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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