Bran Family History

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Bran Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic bran ‘raven’. Galician: habitational name from either of two places in Lugo province called Bran. This is a common name in Mexico.

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

Similar surnames: Boan, Bryan, Brand, Bean, Brann, Brin, Bray, Braun, Brun, Oran

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Bran Family Origin

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Bran Family Occupations

What did your Bran ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bran family was Keeping House. The most common Bran occupation in the USA was Farmer. 49% of Bran's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bran.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House


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

Bran Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bran. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bran 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bran. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bran. For the veterans among your Bran ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bran Life Expectancy

What is the average Bran lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Bran life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1993, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bran in 1966 was 68, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bran 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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