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Brackley Family History

Brackley Name Meaning

English (Buckinghamshire): habitational name from a place in Northamptonshire named Brackley from an Old English personal name Bracc(a) + Old English lēah ‘woodland clearing’. In some instances this is a topographic for someone who lived ‘(at the) clearing in the bracken’ from Middle English braken + legh leye (Old English bracu + lēah).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rackley, Bickley, Brinkley, Brickley, Beckley, Bracken, Bradley

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Where is the Brackley family from?

You can see how Brackley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brackley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brackley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Brackley families living in Ontario. This was about 30% of all the recorded Brackley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brackley families in 1911.
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What did your Brackley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brackley. 40% of Brackley men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Brackley women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brackley were Labourer and Teacher. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Chemist
  • Clerk
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Student
  • Teacher
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Passenger Lists

There are 804 immigration records available for the last name Brackley. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brackley. For the veterans among your Brackley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brackley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brackley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brackley in 1963 was 77, and 78 in 2004.

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