Brayer Family History

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Brayer Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of Scottish McBrayer. The surname is also established in England, where it may be an occupational name for a maker of pestles, from Old French breie, broie ‘pestle’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from Yiddish brayer ‘brewer’.

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


Similar surnames: Bramer, Braker, Brauer, Rayer, Grayer, Bayer, Brader, Blamer, Brager

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Brayer Family Origin

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Brayer Family Occupations

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  • Keeping House

    18%
  • Moulder

    12%
  • At Home

    6%
  • Butcher

    6%

In 1880, the most common Brayer occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 18% of Brayer's were Keeping Houses. Keeping House, Moulder and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brayer. A less common occupation for the Brayer family was Butcher.

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Brayer Historical Records

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Brayer Life Expectancy

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