Braxton Family History

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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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Braxton Family Origin

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Braxton Family Occupations

What did your Braxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Braxton family was Keeping House. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braxton. The most common Braxton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Braxton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farm Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    6%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Braxton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Braxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Braxton Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braxton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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