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Braun Family History

Braun Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German braun ‘brown’ (Middle High German brun), referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing, or from the personal name Bruno, which was borne by the Dukes of Saxony, among others, from the 10th century or before. It was also the name of several medieval German and Italian saints, including St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order (1030–1101), who was born in Cologne.

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


Similar surnames: Brun, Brau, Bruin, Baum, Traub, Brann, Brauns, Brauer, Brach, Braum

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Where is the Braun family from?

You can see how Braun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Braun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Braun families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Braun families living in Ohio. This was about 68% of all the recorded Braun's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Braun families in 1840.
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What did your Braun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Braun. 13% of Braun men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Braun women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braun were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    13%
  • Laborer
    9%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Braun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braun 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 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Braun. 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 71,000 military records available for the last name Braun. For the veterans among your Braun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Braun lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Braun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Braun in 1945 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

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