Branham Family History

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Branham Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Bramham in West Yorkshire or Brantham in Suffolk. The first is named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘river meadow’; the second is from the Old English personal name Branta + ham or hamm.

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


Similar surnames: Braham, Bradham, Burnham, Benham, Barham, Grantham, Basham, Canham

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Branham Family Origin

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Branham Family Occupations

What did your Branham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Branham. 17% of Branham men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Branham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branham were Carpenter and Seamstress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Miner
    4%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    5%
  • Seamstress
    5%

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

Branham Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Branham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branham 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 Branham. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Branham. For the veterans among your Branham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Branham Life Expectancy

What is the average Branham lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Branham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Branham in 1943 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Branham 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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