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Briske Name Meaning

East German: topographic name from Slavic bris ‘birch’ (see Britz). Variant of Brisske, nickname meaning ‘brother’ in German thieves’ cant.

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


Similar surnames: Breske, Bruske, Riske, Bricker, Brickel, Briese, Brieske, Brisker

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Briske Family Origin

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Briske Family Occupations

What did your Briske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Briske family was Shoemaker. Farmer, House Keeper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Briske. The most common Briske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 63% of Briske's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • House Keeper

    13%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Shoemaker

    13%

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

Briske Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Briske Life Expectancy

What is the average Briske lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Briske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Briske in 1943 was 28, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Briske 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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