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Braham Family History

Braham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from either of two places called Braham, in Cambridgeshire and West Yorkshire, both probably named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘flood plain’, ‘water meadow’.Jewish: reduced variant of Abraham.

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

81,678 Historical Documents with Braham on Ancestry.com
20,112 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,631 Military Records
3,991 Immigration Records
23,022 Census and Voter Lists
32,922 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Braham Families

  • Number of Braham families
     20 - 38
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Braham families
     105 - 208
     36 - 104
     1 - 35
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Braham families
     6 - 9
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Braham census records

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Braham Family Origin

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Braham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Braham

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Braham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Braham census records

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Braham Civil War Service Records

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