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Brader Name Meaning

from an Old German personal name Brado. occupational name for a cook, from an agent derivative of Middle Low German braden ‘to fry or cook’.

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


Similar surnames: Rader, Bradner, Bader, Brauer, Broder, Brander, Grader, Trader

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Where is the Brader family from?

You can see how Brader families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brader family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brader families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 16 Brader families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Brader's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brader families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brader surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brader ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brader. 19% of Brader men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Brader women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brader were Clerk and Seamstress.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Brader. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brader census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brader. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Brader. For the veterans among your Brader ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brader lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Brader life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brader in 1951 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

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