Bracero Family History

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Bracero Name Meaning

Spanish: from bracero, an occupational name, most likely for a day laborer or farm hand, although the term could also mean ‘brewer’ and ‘sure-armed man’ (i.e. one with a good aim in throwing or shooting) and these senses cannot be excluded.

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


Similar surnames: Brauer, Acero, Brayer, Bruer, Bater, Bramer, Brewer, Bracco, Braker

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Bracero Family Origin

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Bracero Family Occupations

What did your Bracero ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Jornalero and Costurera were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bracero. 10% of Bracero men worked as a Jornalero and 23% of Bracero women worked as a Costurera. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bracero were Agricultor and Gersicouta

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Jornalero
    10%
  • Labrador
    10%
  • Chauffer
    7%
  • Agricultor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Costurera
    23%
  • Ayuda
    12%
  • Estudiante
    12%
  • Gersicouta
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bracero Historical Records

What Bracero family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bracero. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bracero 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 843 immigration records available for the last name Bracero. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 422 military records available for the last name Bracero. For the veterans among your Bracero ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bracero Life Expectancy

What is the average Bracero lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bracero life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bracero in 1959 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bracero

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bracero 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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