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Bratton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire Somerset and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English brǣc ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tūn.

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

Similar surnames: Gratton, Branton, Brayton, Braxton, Brinton, Gritton, Brenton

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Where is the Bratton family from?

You can see how Bratton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bratton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bratton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 27 Bratton families living in Ohio. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bratton's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bratton families in 1840.
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What did your Bratton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bratton. 20% of Bratton men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bratton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bratton 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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bratton. 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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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Bratton. For the veterans among your Bratton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bratton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bratton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bratton in 1945 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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