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Brawley Name Meaning

Irish (Derry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brólaigh ‘descendant of Brolach’ a personal name possibly derived from brollach ‘breast’. English: variant of Bradley .

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


Similar surnames: Crawley, Frawley, Bradley, Bailey, Barley, Brailey, Beagley, Batley

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Where is the Brawley family from?

You can see how Brawley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brawley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brawley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 18 Brawley families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 26% of all the recorded Brawley's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Brawley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brawley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brawley. 25% of Brawley men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Brawley women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brawley were Truck Driver and Maid. .

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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

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Maid
    7%
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Brawley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brawley in 1944 was 25, and 70 in 2004.

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