Braff Name Meaning

Jewish (from Poland): probably an ornamental name from German brav ‘good’, ‘upright’. Swedish: an old spelling of Brav, possibly a soldier’s name.

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


Similar surnames: Kraft, Graff, Bram, Buff, Braly, Boff, Braun, Brake, Raff, Reff

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Braff Family Origin

Where is the Braff family from?

SHOW MORE

Braff Family Occupations

What did your Braff ancestors do for a living?

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

SHOW MORE
  • Druggist

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Washer Woman

    33%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

In 1880, the most common Braff occupation in the USA was Druggist. 33% of Braff's were Druggists. Druggist and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Braff. A less common occupation for the Braff family was Washer Woman.

Source: Census data for Braff | Data not to scale

Braff Historical Records

What Braff family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Braff ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1881 Canadian census records for Braff

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Braff Life Expectancy

What is the average Braff lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braff 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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1942 and 2004, Braff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Braff in 1942 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braff

Famous Braff Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)

Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Look up another name