Brakel Family History

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Brakel Name Meaning

Dutch (van Brakel): habitational name from any of several places so called, named with a diminutive of Dutch braek ‘fallow’, ‘uncultivated’.

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

Similar surnames: Brake, Brazee, Braker, Bracey, Bramel, Drake, Brandel, Baker, Ravel

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Brakel Family Origin

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Brakel Family Occupations

What did your Brakel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brakel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Brakel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brakel family was Drayman. Farmer, Blacksmith and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brakel.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter

  • Drayman


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

Brakel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Brakel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brakel 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 662 immigration records available for the last name Brakel. 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 446 military records available for the last name Brakel. For the veterans among your Brakel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brakel Life Expectancy

What is the average Brakel lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brakel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Brakel in 1963 was 80, and 54 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brakel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brakel 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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