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Braaten Family History

Braaten Name Meaning
Norwegian: habitational name from Bråten, a common farm name in southeastern Norway, derived from Old Norse broti ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’.Dutch: perhaps a nickname for a trickster, from a derivative of Old French barat, Middle Dutch baraet, beraet ‘deceit’, ‘ruse’, ‘tumult’. Compare Bradt.

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

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13,917 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,241 Military Records
1,806 Immigration Records
7,289 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Braaten Families

  • Number of Braaten families
     35 - 67
     12 - 34
     1 - 11
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Braaten families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Braaten families
     3 - 3
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Braaten Family Origin

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Braaten Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Braaten

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Braaten Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Braaten

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