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Briney Family History

Briney Name Meaning

English (Worcestershire): perhaps a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place possibly in Worcestershire where the surname is frequent. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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


Similar surnames: Brisby, Brine, Viney, Riley, Briner, Brimley, Birney, Brixey, Brines

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Where is the Briney family from?

You can see how Briney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Briney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Briney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Briney families living in Ohio. This was about 32% of all the recorded Briney's in USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Briney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Briney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Briney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Briney. 25% of Briney men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Briney women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Briney were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    20%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Seamstress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Briney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Briney 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Briney. 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 Briney. For the veterans among your Briney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Briney lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Briney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Briney in 1945 was 37, and 69 in 2004.

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