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Brahm Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from a reduced form of Abraham. North German: topographic name from Middle Low German bram ‘broom’, ‘gorse’, or a habitational name from a place named with Low German bram ‘swampy thicket’, for example Am Brahm, near Oldenburg (denoting a location by a canal). German: topographic name for someone who lived by a bramble thicket, from Middle High German brame ‘blackberry’, ‘bramble’.

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


Similar surnames: Rahm, Brehm, Bram, Baum, Ramm, Braham, Brass, Rehm, Braun, Braum

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Brahm Family Origin

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Brahm Family Occupations

What did your Brahm ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brahm family was Banker. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brahm. The most common Brahm occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Brahm's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Banker

    2%

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

Brahm Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brahm. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brahm 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brahm. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brahm. For the veterans among your Brahm ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brahm Life Expectancy

What is the average Brahm lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Brahm life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Brahm in 1956 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brahm

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brahm 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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