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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Brayer

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bray"er
An implement for braying and spreading ink in hand printing.
noun Bray"er
One that brays like an ass.
  1. (printing) A hand printing tool, in the US often a roller, used to spread a thin even layer of ink. Early brayers, consisting of a vertical cylinder with a single handle, were designed to break up thick inks before spreading.
  2. One who brays, or makes the sound of a donkey.

brayer was also found in the following language(s): French

Notable Persons With the Last Name Brayer

Nachum was born on April 15th, 1959 in New York City.



Yves was born on November 18th, 1907. He left this life on May 29th, 1990.


Sarah Brayer is a in the fields of washi paperworks, aquatint etching, and woodblock printing. Sarah was born Sarah Brayer on May 25th, 1957 in Rochester, New York.


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Popularity of Brayer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Brayer U.S.
  White 95.19% 64.26%
  African American 1.27% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.52% 16.26%

Of Last Name Brayer

People with the last name Brayer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Brayer

  • How Popular is the name Brayer? As a last name Brayer was the 52,482nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Brayer first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Brayer is Monday, March 24th, 1902.
  • How unique is the name Brayer? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Brayer. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Brayer: Your name in reverse order is Reyarb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reabry. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Brayer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 395 people with the last name Brayer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Brayer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Brayer as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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