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Braun Family History

Braun Name Meaning
German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German braun ‘brown’ (Middle High German brun), referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing, or from the personal name Bruno, which was borne by the Dukes of Saxony, among others, from the 10th century or before. It was also the name of several medieval German and Italian saints, including St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order (1030–1101), who was born in Cologne.

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

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Name Distribution of Braun Families

  • Number of Braun families
     215 - 428
     72 - 214
     1 - 71
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Braun families
     42 - 81
     15 - 41
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Braun families
     6 - 10
     3 - 5
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Braun Family Origin

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Braun Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Braun

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Braun Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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