Briar Family History

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Briar Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: reduced form of McBriar (see McBrayer).

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

Similar surnames: Brier, Bria, Bonar, Grier, Brian, Breer, Brean, Brimer, Bruer, Crear

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Briar Family Origin

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Briar Family Occupations

What did your Briar ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Briar occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Briar's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briar. A less common occupation for the Briar family was Machinist.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Machinist


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

Briar Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Briar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Briar 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 312 immigration records available for the last name Briar. 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 545 military records available for the last name Briar. For the veterans among your Briar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Briar Life Expectancy

What is the average Briar lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Briar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Briar in 1957 was 43, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briar

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briar 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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