Braswell Family History

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Braswell Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Bracewell.

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

Similar surnames: Brasuell, Bramwell, Griswell, Bagwell, Aswell, Brumwell, Bridwell

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Braswell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Braswell name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Braswell Family Origin

Where is the Braswell family from?

Braswell Family Occupations

What did your Braswell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Braswell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 52% of Braswell's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braswell. A less common occupation for the Braswell family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Braswell Historical Records

What Braswell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Braswell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braswell 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Braswell. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Braswell. For the veterans among your Braswell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braswell Life Expectancy

What is the average Braswell lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Braswell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Braswell in 1940 was 39, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braswell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braswell 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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