Brian Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Bryan. French and English: from the Celtic personal name Brian, which contains the element bre- ‘hill’, with the transferred sense ‘eminence’. See also Bryan. French: nickname from Old Occitan brian ‘maggot’.

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


Similar surnames: Bryan, Briant, Brin, Brien, Organ, Brians, Brion, Burian, Briand

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Brian Family Origin

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Brian Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brian family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brian. The most common Brian occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Brian's were Farmers.

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Brian life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Brian in 1944 was 27, and 74 in 2004.

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