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Brayfield Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Cold Brayfield in Buckinghamshire or from Brafield-on-the-Green in Northamptonshire. Both are named with an Old English bragen ‘higher ground’ + feld ‘open country’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bradfield, Cranfield, Bearfield, Byfield, Mayfield, Barfield

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Where is the Brayfield family from?

You can see how Brayfield families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brayfield family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brayfield families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Brayfield family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brayfield's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Brayfield families in 1840.
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What did your Brayfield ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brayfield. 29% of Brayfield men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Brayfield women worked as a Housework. .

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Miner
    22%
  • Carpenter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    100%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brayfield. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brayfield 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 192 immigration records available for the last name Brayfield. 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 473 military records available for the last name Brayfield. For the veterans among your Brayfield ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brayfield lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Brayfield life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Brayfield in 1956 was 62, and 72 in 2004.

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