Browning Family History

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Browning Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English and Old English personal name Bruning, originally a patronymic from the byname Brun (see Brown).

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

Similar surnames: Brownrigg, Bruning, Brownlow, Brownlee, Gowing, Brauning, Bowring

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Browning Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Browning name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Browning Family Origin

Where is the Browning family from?

Browning Family Occupations

What did your Browning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Browning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Browning's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Browning. A less common occupation for the Browning family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Browning Historical Records

What Browning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 273,000 census records available for the last name Browning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Browning 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 30,000 immigration records available for the last name Browning. 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 47,000 military records available for the last name Browning. For the veterans among your Browning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Browning Life Expectancy

What is the average Browning lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Browning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Browning in 1941 was 33, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Browning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Browning 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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