Brassard Family History

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Brassard Name Meaning

from a derivative of Old French braz ‘arm’, possibly applied as a nickname for someone of exceptional strength or a pugilist. metonymic occupational name for an armorer, from brassard ‘armor for the arm’. occupational name for a brewer, from a derivative of brasser ‘to brew (beer)’.

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

Similar surnames: Brasher, Brassel, Bayard, Brossard, Bankard, Bossard, Gossard

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Brassard Family Origin

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Brassard Family Occupations

What did your Brassard ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Baker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brassard. The most common Brassard occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Brassard's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Brassard family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Baker

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brassard ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brassard Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Brassard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brassard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brassard. 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 Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brassard. For the veterans among your Brassard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brassard Life Expectancy

What is the average Brassard lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brassard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Brassard in 1953 was 42, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brassard ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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