Braff Family History

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Braff Name Meaning

Jewish (from Poland): probably an ornamental name from German brav ‘good’, ‘upright’. Swedish: an old spelling of Brav, possibly a soldier’s name.

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

Similar surnames: Kraft, Graff, Bram, Buff, Braly, Boff, Braun, Brake, Raff, Reff

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Braff Family Origin

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Braff Family Occupations

What did your Braff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Braff family was Washer Woman. The most common Braff occupation in the USA was Druggist. 33% of Braff's were Druggists. Druggist and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Braff.

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  • Druggist

  • Farmer

  • Washer Woman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Braff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Braff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Braff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braff census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 576 immigration records available for the last name Braff. 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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Draft Card

There are 295 military records available for the last name Braff. For the veterans among your Braff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braff Life Expectancy

What is the average Braff lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Braff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Braff in 1942 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braff ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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