Brandley Family History

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Brandley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Brandle or Brandli.

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

Similar surnames: Brantley, Brandel, Chandley, Brandle, Mandley, Brendle, Shadley

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Brandley Family Origin

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Brandley Family Occupations

What did your Brandley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brandley. A less common occupation for the Brandley family was Coach Hardware. The most common Brandley occupation in the USA was Laborer. 32% of Brandley's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Coach Hardware


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

Brandley Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brandley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brandley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brandley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brandley in 1963 was 80, and 101 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brandley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brandley 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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