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Brann Name Meaning

English: nickname from Gaelic and Welsh bran ‘raven’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Hebrew acronym consisting of ben-rabi ‘son of’ + the initials of some personal name (for example Nachman, Nahum, Nathan).

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


Similar surnames: Brand, Braun, Bran, Brant, Rann, Bann, Bean, Braden, Brank, Brinn

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Where is the Brann family from?

You can see how Brann families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brann family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brann families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Brann families living in Maine. This was about 25% of all the recorded Brann's in the USA. Maine had the highest population of Brann families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brann surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brann ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brann. 20% of Brann men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Brann women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brann were Truck Driver and Waitress.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    9%
  • Housework
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Brann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brann 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Brann. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Brann. For the veterans among your Brann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brann lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Brann in 1942 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

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