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Branca Family History

Branca Name Meaning

from branca ‘claw’, ‘hand’, hence a nickname for someone with a deformity of the hand or possibly for a grasping person. from a short form of a compound personal name formed such as Brancaleone (‘lion’s paw’).

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


Similar surnames: Bianca, Franca, Branda, Brando, Bracci, Ranch, Brack, Bracco, Manca

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Where is the Branca family from?

You can see how Branca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Branca family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Branca families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Branca families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 25% of all the recorded Branca's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Branca families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Branca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Branca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Branca. 24% of Branca men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Branca women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branca were Machine Operator and Packer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Machine Operator
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Salesgirl
    13%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Packer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Branca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branca census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Branca. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Branca. For the veterans among your Branca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Branca lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Branca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Branca in 1953 was 39, and 78 in 2004.

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