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Bracewell Name Meaning

English (northern): habitational name from a place in Lancashire (formerly in Yorkshire) named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘Breith's stream’ from the Old Norse byname Breithr meaning ‘broad’ (which possibly replaced earlier Old English Brægd meaning ‘trick’) + Old English well(a) ‘spring stream’.

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


Similar surnames: Bradwell, Brockwell, Rockwell, Bagwell, Bakewell, Blackwell, Bramwell

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Where is the Bracewell family from?

You can see how Bracewell families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bracewell family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bracewell families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Bracewell families living in Georgia. This was about 89% of all the recorded Bracewell's in USA. Georgia had the highest population of Bracewell families in 1840.
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What did your Bracewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bracewell. 27% of Bracewell men worked as a Laborer and 21% of Bracewell women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bracewell were Labor and Laundress. .

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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

  • Laborer
    27%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Operator
    8%
  • Labor
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    21%
  • Housewife
    13%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Laundress
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bracewell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bracewell. For the veterans among your Bracewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bracewell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bracewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bracewell in 1952 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

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