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Braum Family History

Braum Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Brahm. Jewish (Ashkenazic): perhaps a variant of Braun.

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


Similar surnames: Bram, Baum, Brahm, Braun, Brum, Traum, Brauer, Frum, Ramm, Brawn

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Where is the Braum family from?

You can see how Braum families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Braum family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Braum families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Braum family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Braum's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Braum families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Braum surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Braum ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Braum. 21% of Braum men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Braum women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braum were Farming and Teacher.

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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
    21%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    10%
  • Farming
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Braum. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braum 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Braum. 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 970 military records available for the last name Braum. For the veterans among your Braum ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Braum lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Braum life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Braum in 1966 was 87, and 58 in 2003.

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