Brayton Family History

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Brayton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Cumbria and North Yorkshire named Brayton, from Old Scandinavian breithr ‘broad’ or the personal name Breithi + Old English tun ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Branton, Braxton, Bratton, Drayton, Cayton, Brenton, Baston, Brinton

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Brayton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brayton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brayton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    54%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    18%

  • Germanic Europe

    11%

  • Norway

    4%

  • France

    3%

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Brayton Family Origin

Where is the Brayton family from?

Brayton Family Occupations

What did your Brayton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brayton. A less common occupation for the Brayton family was Carpenter. The most common Brayton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Brayton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

Brayton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Brayton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brayton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brayton. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Brayton. For the veterans among your Brayton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brayton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brayton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brayton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brayton in 1944 was 32, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brayton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brayton 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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