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Braaten Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from Bråten, a common farm name in southeastern Norway, derived from Old Norse broti ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’. Dutch: perhaps a nickname for a trickster, from a derivative of Old French barat, Middle Dutch baraet, beraet ‘deceit’, ‘ruse’, ‘tumult’. Compare Bradt.

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


Similar surnames: Bratten, Bracken, Broten, Braxton, Brayton, Harten, Brester, Branton

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Braaten Family Origin

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Braaten Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Braaten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Braaten's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Braaten family was Laborer. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Braaten.

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  • Farmer

    80%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Laborer

    10%

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Braaten Historical Records

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Braaten Life Expectancy

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Between 1951 and 2004, Braaten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Braaten in 1951 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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