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Brimley Name Meaning

English: habitational name, perhaps from Brimley in Devon or Brimbley in Stoke Abbott, Dorset, both named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Bromley, Bramley, Grimley, Brisley, Brailey, Riley, Bailey, Brinkley

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Brimley Family Origin

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Brimley Family Occupations

What did your Brimley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brimley family was Coopering. The most common Brimley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Brimley's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brimley.

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farming

    7%
  • Coopering

    4%

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

Brimley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brimley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brimley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brimley. 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 Brimley. For the veterans among your Brimley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brimley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brimley lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Brimley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Brimley in 1958 was 62, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brimley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brimley 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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