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Brauns Family History

Brauns Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Latvian: patronymic from the personal name Bruno (see Braun).

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


Similar surnames: Bruns, Braun, Brun, Braune, Brand, Brauner, Rauls, Bruno, Krans

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Where is the Brauns family from?

You can see how Brauns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brauns family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brauns families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Brauns family living in Alabama. This was 100% of all the recorded Brauns's in the USA. Alabama had the highest population of Brauns families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brauns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brauns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brauns. 25% of Brauns men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Brauns women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brauns were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    25%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Machinist
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
  • Secretary
    23%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brauns. 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 Brauns. For the veterans among your Brauns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brauns lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brauns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brauns in 1959 was 62, and 97 in 2004.

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