Brenan Family History

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Brenan Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of the Irish surname Brennan.

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


Similar surnames: Kenan, Bean, Brenny, Boreman, Brean, Greenan, Cronan, Bresnan, Wrenn

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Brenan Family Origin

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Brenan Family Occupations

What did your Brenan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenan. A less common occupation for the Brenan family was Carpenter. The most common Brenan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 13% of Brenan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farmer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Brenan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brenan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brenan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brenan. For the veterans among your Brenan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenan Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenan lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Brenan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Brenan in 1961 was 57, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brenan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brenan 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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