Brechbill Family History

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Brechbill Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Brechbühl, a topographic name for someone who lived by a hill (bühl) owned by or associated with a man called Brecht.

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

Similar surnames: Brechbiel, Brackbill, Brightbill, Brakebill, Graybill, Bechel, Brill

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Brechbill Family Origin

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Brechbill Family Occupations

What did your Brechbill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Clerk In Dry Goods Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brechbill. The most common Brechbill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 61% of Brechbill's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brechbill family was Coach Trimmer & Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Clerk In Dry Goods Store

  • Coach Trimmer & Farmer


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

Brechbill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Brechbill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brechbill 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 108 immigration records available for the last name Brechbill. 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 245 military records available for the last name Brechbill. For the veterans among your Brechbill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brechbill Life Expectancy

What is the average Brechbill lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brechbill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Brechbill in 1959 was 52, and 89 in 2004.

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