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Brice Family History

Brice Name Meaning

French, English, and Scottish: from a personal name of Celtic origin (Latinized as Bri(c)tius, Bric(c)ius, or Brixius), which was borne by a 5th-century saint who succeeded St. Martin as bishop of Tours. Consequently, it became a popular given name in France and Germany in the early Middle Ages. It was imported to England and Scotland by the Normans. Welsh: Anglicized form of the patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reese).

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


Similar surnames: Price, Trice, Brick, Grice, Prime, Brace, Bryce, Brich, Bruce, Grace

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Where is the Brice family from?

You can see how Brice families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brice family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brice families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Brice families living in Ohio. This was about 15% of all the recorded Brice's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Brice families in 1840.
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What did your Brice ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brice. 22% of Brice men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Brice women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brice were Manager and Housewife.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Manager
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Brice. 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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There are 13,000 military records available for the last name Brice. For the veterans among your Brice ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brice lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brice life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brice in 1943 was 35, and 69 in 2004.

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