Brink Family History

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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 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brink. 15% of Brink men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Brink women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brink were Carpenter and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper
  • Stenographer
  • Housework

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brink Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 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 8,000 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 12,000 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

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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.

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