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Brink Name Meaning

North German, Dutch, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a pasture or green, from Middle Low German brinc ‘edge’, ‘slope’, ‘grazing land’, especially a raised meadow in low-lying marshland. In both Danish and Swedish brink is a borrowing of Dutch brinck ‘waterside slope’; in Danish it means ‘where the water runs deep’.

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


Similar surnames: Brick, Brinck, Rink, Bink, Zink, Brill, Bain, Bruck, Bring, Brenn

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Brink Family Origin

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Brink Family Occupations

What did your Brink ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brink occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Brink's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brink. A less common occupation for the Brink family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Brink Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brink Life Expectancy

What is the average Brink lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Brink life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brink in 1943 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brink

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brink 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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