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Braithwaite Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of the places in Cumbria and Yorkshire named Braithwaite, from Old Norse breiðr ‘broad’ + þveit ‘clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Crosthwaite, Garthwaite, Goldthwaite, Brathwaite, Thwaites

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Braithwaite Family Origin

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Braithwaite Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Braithwaite occupation in Canada was Farmer. 42% of Braithwaite's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Braithwaite family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braithwaite.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • School

    18%
  • Farmer Son

    9%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Braithwaite Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Braithwaite. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braithwaite 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Braithwaite. 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 Braithwaite. For the veterans among your Braithwaite ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braithwaite Life Expectancy

What is the average Braithwaite lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Braithwaite life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Braithwaite in 1945 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braithwaite

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braithwaite 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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