Brackett Family History

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Brackett Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French brachet, denoting a type of hound. The word was also used as a term of abuse.

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

Similar surnames: Brockett, Crockett, Bracken, Brack, Baskett, Blackett, Beckett

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Brackett Family Origin

Where is the Brackett family from?

Brackett Family Occupations

What did your Brackett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brackett occupation in Canada was Barber. 13% of Brackett's were Barbers. Barber, Barker and Coeher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brackett. A less common occupation for the Brackett family was Dressmaker.

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  • Barber

  • Barker

  • Coeher

  • Dressmaker


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

Brackett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 43,000 census records available for the last name Brackett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brackett 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brackett. 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 20,000 military records available for the last name Brackett. For the veterans among your Brackett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brackett Life Expectancy

What is the average Brackett lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Brackett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Brackett in 1940 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brackett

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brackett 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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