Brenchley Family History

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Brenchley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Kent named Brenchley, from an Old English personal name Brænci (of uncertain origin) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Brinkley, Brackley, Beckley, Bentley, Blatchley, Keighley, Brindley

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Brenchley Family Origin

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Brenchley Family Occupations

What did your Brenchley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brenchley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Brenchley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brenchley family was Labr. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenchley.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Labr


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Brenchley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Brenchley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenchley 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brenchley. 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 Brenchley. For the veterans among your Brenchley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenchley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenchley lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Brenchley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Brenchley in 1956 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brenchley

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