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Braley Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Brailey. French: from a diminutive of Brael, from Old French braiel, a belt knotted at the waist to hold up breeches, presumably an occupational name for a maker of such belts. There may be some connection with Breilly (see Brallier). This is a New England name.

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


Similar surnames: Bruley, Bradley, Braly, Bralley, Staley, Paley, Brailey, Bramley

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Braley Family Origin

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Braley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Braley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Braley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Braley family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braley.

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Braley Life Expectancy

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