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Brich Family History

Brich Name Meaning

German and Danish: possibly from a vernacular form of the personal name Brictius (see Brice ). English: metathesized form of Birch . It is sometimes interchangeable with Brick . English: alternatively a nickname perhaps from Middle English briche ‘frail humble’ (Old English bryce) or brīche ‘useful helpful’ (Old English brȳce).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brick, Burich, Brach, Urich, Brice, Rich, Erich, Beich, Krich, Roch

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Where is the Brich family from?

You can see how Brich families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brich family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brich families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 3 Brich families living in New York. This was about 38% of all the recorded Brich's in USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Brich families in 1840.
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What did your Brich ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brich. 23% of Brich men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Brich women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brich were Salesman and Maid. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Waterman
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brich. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brich. For the veterans among your Brich ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brich lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brich life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brich in 1953 was 41, and 90 in 2004.

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