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Briere Name Meaning

French (Brière): topographic name from a regional variant of bruyère ‘heather’.

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


Similar surnames: Brier, Boire, Rieke, Brede, Biere, Brimer, Priewe, Blier, Riege

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Where is the Briere family from?

You can see how Briere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Briere family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Briere families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 5 Briere families living in Louisiana. This was about 24% of all the recorded Briere's in USA. Louisiana and 1 other state had the highest population of Briere families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Briere surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Briere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Briere. 19% of Briere men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Briere women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Briere were Weaver and Sewer. .

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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
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Weaver
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Cook
    17%
  • Sewing
    17%
  • Sewer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Briere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Briere census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Briere. 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 Briere. For the veterans among your Briere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Briere lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Briere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Briere in 1954 was 56, and 88 in 2004.

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