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Bream Name Meaning

habitational name from Bream in Worcestershire, which is probably named in Old English as ‘the place where broom grows’, from breme, an unattested dialect variant of brom ‘broom’. nickname for a fierce or energetic person, from Middle English brem(e), brim(me) ‘fierce’, ‘vigorous’ (from Old English breme ‘famous’, ‘noble’). variant of Braham.

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


Similar surnames: Brehm, Bean, Beam, Breed, Brumm, Baham, Bray, Bram, Stream, Boram

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Where is the Bream family from?

You can see how Bream families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bream family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bream families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Bream families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 75% of all the recorded Bream's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bream families in 1840.
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What did your Bream ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bream. 20% of Bream men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Bream women worked as a House Wife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bream were Manager and Teacher.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Manager
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Wife
    17%
  • School Teacher
    17%
  • Seamstress
    17%
  • Teacher
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 467 immigration records available for the last name Bream. 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 880 military records available for the last name Bream. For the veterans among your Bream ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bream lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bream life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bream in 1963 was 82, and 69 in 2004.

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