Braman Family History

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Braman Name Meaning

North German (Bramann): topographic name from Middle Low German bram ‘swampy thicket’ + man ‘man’, or a respelling of Brahmann, a contracted form of Brademann, of uncertain origin.

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

Similar surnames: Brayman, Radman, Broman, Bartman, Brackman, Buxman, Bramer, Bragan

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Braman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Braman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Braman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • France


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Braman Family Origin

Where is the Braman family from?

Braman Family Occupations

What did your Braman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Braman occupation in Canada was Farmer. 43% of Braman's were Farmers. Farmer, Medical Electrician and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braman. A less common occupation for the Braman family was Merchant.

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  • Farmer

  • Medical Electrician

  • Carpenter

  • Merchant


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

Braman Historical Records

What Braman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Braman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Braman. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Braman. For the veterans among your Braman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braman Life Expectancy

What is the average Braman lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Braman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Braman in 1955 was 50, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braman 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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