Brenning Family History

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Brenning Name Meaning

German: patronymic from Brand.

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


Similar surnames: Benning, Branning, Bening, Bunning, Bruning, Boehning, Bensing

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Brenning Family Origin

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Brenning Family Occupations

What did your Brenning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brenning occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Brenning's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenning. A less common occupation for the Brenning family was Boarding.

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  • Laborer

    17%
  • Farmer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Boarding

    4%

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

Brenning Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brenning Life Expectancy

What is the average Brenning lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Brenning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Brenning in 1957 was 71, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brenning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brenning 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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