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Braxton Family History

Braxton Name Meaning
English: habitational name of uncertain origin, perhaps from Branxton in Northumberland, which is named with the Celtic personal name Branoc + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

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9,506 Military Records
822 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Braxton Families

  • Number of Braxton families
     174 - 345
     59 - 173
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Braxton families
     17 - 32
     6 - 16
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Braxton last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Braxton Family Origin

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Braxton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Braxton

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Braxton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Braxton census records

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Braxton Civil War Service Records

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