Bray Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Berkshire and Devon. The former is probably named with Old French bray ‘marsh’, the latter from the Cornish element bre ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Gray, Pray, Wray, Ray, Berry, Bay, Bras, Dray, Fray, Bry

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Bray Family Origin

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Bray Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bray family was Farming. The most common Bray occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Bray's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bray.

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Bray Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, Bray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bray in 1943 was 35, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bray

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