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Branton Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from any of the places called Branton in South Yorkshire (formerly in Yorkshire) and Northumberland or from Braunton in Devon. The first and last are named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’. The second is from an Old English word brēmen ‘overgrown with broom’ + tūn ‘farmstead’. variant of Brampton a habitational name from one or more of the many places called Brampton (Northamptonshire Huntingtonshire Herefordshire Derbyshire Lincolnshire Yorkshire Norfolk Suffolk Westmorland and Cumberland) all of which are named with Old English brōm ‘broom’ + tūn ‘farmstead settlement’.

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


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

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Where is the Branton family from?

You can see how Branton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Branton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Branton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Branton families living in North Carolina. This was about 26% of all the recorded Branton's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Branton families in 1840.
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What did your Branton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Branton. 27% of Branton men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Branton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branton were Truck Driver and Housewife. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Housewife
    8%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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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