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Brents Name Meaning

Probably an altered spelling of German Bren(t)z, a pet form of the personal name Brando (see Brand 1).

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


Similar surnames: Bretl, Bruns, Betts, Brenny, Rentz, Benis, Brent, Bento, Brees, Trent

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Brents Family Origin

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Brents Family Occupations

What did your Brents ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Hand and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brents. A less common occupation for the Brents family was Keeping House. The most common Brents occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Brents's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Farm Hand

    8%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%

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Brents Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brents. 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 Brents. For the veterans among your Brents ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brents Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brents life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brents in 1963 was 80, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brents 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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