Browne Family History

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Browne Name Meaning

Irish and English variant of Brown.

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

Similar surnames: Bowne, Brown, Browe, Bownes, Rone, Brower, Brooke, Brawn, Broun, Broe

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Browne Family Origin

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Browne Family Occupations

What did your Browne ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Browne family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Browne. The most common Browne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Browne's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Browne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 281,000 census records available for the last name Browne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Browne 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 74,000 immigration records available for the last name Browne. 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 39,000 military records available for the last name Browne. For the veterans among your Browne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Browne Life Expectancy

What is the average Browne lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Browne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Browne in 1940 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Browne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Browne 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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