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Brantley Family History

Brantley Name Meaning
Americanized spelling of Swiss German Brändle and Brändli (also Brändly), topographic names for someone who lived near a place where there had been a forest fire or in an area of town that had been burned down.

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

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77,895 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
13,216 Military Records
1,144 Immigration Records
43,493 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Brantley Families

  • Number of Brantley families
     229 - 455
     77 - 228
     1 - 76
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brantley families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Brantley last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Brantley Family Origin

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Brantley Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Brantley

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Brantley Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Brantley Civil War Service Records

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