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Bramlett Name Meaning

English: perhaps an altered form of Bamlett a name found in Devon Surrey and Kent in the 16th century. Its origin is uncertain but it may be a variant of the Kent surname Pamp(h)let from the Old French and Middle English female personal name Pamphilet a diminutive of Old French Pamphile (Greek Pamphilos the name of a martyr of the 4th century).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bridgett, Brett, Brummett, Bramley, Bramblett, Bramlet, Hamlett

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Where is the Bramlett family from?

You can see how Bramlett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bramlett family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bramlett families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there was 1 Bramlett family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bramlett's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Bramlett families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bramlett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bramlett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bramlett. 28% of Bramlett men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bramlett women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bramlett were Truck Driver and Operator. .

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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

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Cook
    7%
  • Operator
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 557 immigration records available for the last name Bramlett. 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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There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Bramlett. For the veterans among your Bramlett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bramlett lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bramlett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bramlett in 1951 was 36, and 71 in 2004.

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