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Branford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bramford in Suffolk or Brampford Speke in Devon. Both places are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Similar surnames: Bradford, Cranford, Bransford, Radford, Binford, Stanford, Bamford

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Branford Family Origin

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Branford Family Occupations

What did your Branford ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Aurist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Branford. 19% of Branford men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Branford women worked as an Aurist. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branford were Enf and Colire

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Boulanger
  • Cultivateur
  • Enf

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Aurist
  • Colire

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

Branford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Branford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branford 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 Branford. 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 Branford. For the veterans among your Branford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Branford Life Expectancy

What is the average Branford lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Branford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Branford in 1962 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Branford 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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