Brailey Family History

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Brailey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brayley Barton in Devon, which is named with the Bray river (a back formation from High Bray, which is from Celtic brez ‘hill’) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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

Similar surnames: Bailey, Bramley, Bradley, Brimley, Barley, Brisley, Badley, Radley

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Brailey Family Origin

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Brailey Family Occupations

What did your Brailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Clerk and Manager were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brailey. 20% of Brailey men worked as a Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Coaling Locomotive
  • Farmer
  • Musician

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Manager

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

Brailey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Brailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brailey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brailey. 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 Brailey. For the veterans among your Brailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brailey Life Expectancy

What is the average Brailey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Brailey in 1962 was 75, and 46 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brailey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brailey 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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