Brackenbury Family History

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Brackenbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni) + Old Norse berg ‘hill’, among them Brackenber in West Yorkshire and Cumbria, Brackenborough in Lincolnshire, and Breckenbrough in North Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Bracken, Bradbury, Banbury, Blackburn, Frankenberg, Blankenburg

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Brackenbury Family Origin

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Brackenbury Family Occupations

What did your Brackenbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brackenbury family was Turnkey. The most common Brackenbury occupation in Canada was Engine Bins. 25% of Brackenbury's were Engine Binss. Engine Bins, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brackenbury.

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  • Engine Bins

    25%
  • Farmer

    25%
  • Labourer

    25%
  • Turnkey

    25%

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

Brackenbury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brackenbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brackenbury 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brackenbury. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brackenbury. For the veterans among your Brackenbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brackenbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Brackenbury lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brackenbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brackenbury in 1959 was 58, and 57 in 2004.

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