Briere Family History

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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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Briere Family Origin

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Briere Family Occupations

What did your Briere ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Briere family was Feather Manufacturer. The most common Briere occupation in the USA was Baker. 33% of Briere's were Bakers. Baker and Carpenter were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Briere.

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  • Baker

  • Carpenter

  • Feather Manufacturer


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

Briere Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Briere Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Briere

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briere 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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