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Bries Name Meaning

Dutch and German: from a vernacular form of the Celtic personal name Brixius (see Brice).

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


Similar surnames: Britz, Briel, Brees, Brier, Bies, Ries, Gries, Beins, Ris, Briese

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Where is the Bries family from?

You can see how Bries families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bries family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bries families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bries family living in Missouri. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bries's in the USA. Missouri and 1 other state had the highest population of Bries families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bries surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bries ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bries. 38% of Bries men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Bries women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bries were Farm Laborer 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

  • Farmer
    38%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    25%
  • Machine Operator
    25%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bries. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bries 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 544 immigration records available for the last name Bries. 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 357 military records available for the last name Bries. For the veterans among your Bries ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bries lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bries life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Bries in 1963 was 75, and 76 in 2004.

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