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Braxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, perhaps from Branxton in Northumberland, which is named with the Celtic personal name Branoc + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Branton, Brayton, Broxton, Bratton, Banton, Brinton, Buxton, Claxton

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Where is the Braxton family from?

You can see how Braxton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Braxton family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Braxton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 16 Braxton families living in North Carolina. This was about 37% of all the recorded Braxton's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Braxton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Braxton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Braxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Braxton. 38% of Braxton men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Braxton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braxton were Farm Laborer and Laundress. .

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Servant
    8%
  • Laundress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Braxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braxton 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 Braxton. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Braxton. For the veterans among your Braxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Braxton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Braxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Braxton in 1948 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

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