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Braden Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’ a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. The Gaelic name was sometimes translated into English as Salmon or Fisher . English: perhaps a habitational name from Broadham in Singleton (Sussex) named with Old English brād ‘broad’ + hamm ‘water meadow’. English: alternatively it may be from Braydon Forest in Wiltshire recorded as Braden(e) Braddene Braddon Breden and Bredon in the medieval period.

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


Similar surnames: Breden, Branden, Bowden, Boden, Roden, Brandon, Bladen, Brader

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Where is the Braden family from?

You can see how Braden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Braden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Braden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 42 Braden families living in Ohio. This was about 24% of all the recorded Braden's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Braden families in 1840.
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What did your Braden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Braden. 21% of Braden men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Braden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braden were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
  • Saleslady
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
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There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Braden. For the veterans among your Braden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Braden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Braden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Braden in 1945 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

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