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Braniff Family History

Braniff Name Meaning

Irish (Down): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Branduibh ‘descendant of Brandubh’ a personal name composed of the elements bran ‘raven’ + dubh ‘black’.

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


Similar surnames: Mcniff, Brandon, Brazil, Vranich, Reiff, Caniff, Brannick, Brain

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Where is the Braniff family from?

You can see how Braniff families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Braniff family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Braniff families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 46 Braniff families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 35% of all the recorded Braniff's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Braniff families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Braniff surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Braniff ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Braniff. 26% of Braniff men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Braniff women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braniff were Truck Driver and Clerk And Stenographer. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    22%
  • Teacher
    22%
  • Box Maker
    15%
  • Clerk And Stenographer
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Braniff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braniff 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 Braniff. 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 682 military records available for the last name Braniff. For the veterans among your Braniff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Braniff lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Braniff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Braniff in 1963 was 77, and 85 in 2004.

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