Brest Family History

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Brest Name Meaning

German: nickname from Middle High German brast ‘boastfulness’.

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

Similar surnames: Breit, Brust, Brost, Brent, Brester, Best, Prast, Brehm, Blust, Brenn

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Brest Family Origin

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Brest Family Occupations

What did your Brest ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brest family was Clerk In Navy Yard. The most common Brest occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Brest's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter & Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brest.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter & Joiner

  • Clerk In Navy Yard


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

Brest Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brest. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brest 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 Brest. 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 Brest. For the veterans among your Brest ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brest Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brest life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brest in 1953 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brest 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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