Branton Family History

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Branton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Branton in South Yorkshire (formerly in West Yorkshire) and Northumberland or from Braunton in Devon. The first and last are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The second is from an Old English word bremen ‘overgrown with broom’ + tun ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Bratton, Brinton, Brandon, Brenton, Brayton, Banton, Brunton, Branson

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Branton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Branton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Branton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Italy


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Branton Family Origin

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Branton Family Occupations

What did your Branton ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Branton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Branton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Branton. 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 Branton. For the veterans among your Branton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Branton Life Expectancy

What is the average Branton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Branton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Branton in 1948 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Branton 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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