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Branch Family History

Branch Name Meaning
English: from Middle English, Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. In America it has been adopted as a translation of any of the numerous Swedish surnames containing the element gren ‘branch’, and likewise of French Labranche, German Zweig, and Finnish Haara, Oksa, and Oksana.

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

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201,400 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
65,627 Military Records
9,262 Immigration Records
147,140 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Branch Families

  • Number of Branch families
     257 - 511
     86 - 256
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Branch families
     209 - 415
     70 - 208
     1 - 69
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Branch families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Branch census records

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Branch Family Origin

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Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival, and destination.

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Branch Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Branch families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Branch

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Branch Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Branch census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Branch ancestors, such as occupation.

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Branch Civil War Service Records

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Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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