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Brauner Name Meaning

German: from a Germanic personal name, a compound of Brun(o) + her ‘army’. German: from a term denoting a follower of the Brunones, a dynasty of medieval (Lower) Saxony. German: habitational name for someone from Brauna near Kamenz, Saxony, or from Braunau in Austria. Jewish (Ashkenazic): from German Brauner ‘the brown one’. Swedish and Danish: of German origin.

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


Similar surnames: Rauner, Brauer, Braun, Bradner, Kraner, Brander, Brunger, Rayner

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Where is the Brauner family from?

You can see how Brauner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brauner family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brauner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Brauner families living in New York. This was about 67% of all the recorded Brauner's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Brauner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brauner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brauner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brauner. 25% of Brauner men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Brauner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brauner were Farming and Waitress.

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Painter
    9%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Housewife
    11%
  • Waitress
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brauner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brauner 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 Brauner. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brauner. For the veterans among your Brauner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brauner lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brauner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brauner in 1952 was 49, and 71 in 2004.

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