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Branscomb Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Branscombe in Devon, which is named from the Celtic personal name Branoc + Old English cumb ‘valley’. The usual English spelling is Branscombe, as in the place name.

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

Similar surnames: Hanscom, Linscomb, Branson, Bascom, Bransford, Branham, Claycomb

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Branscomb Family Origin

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Branscomb Family Occupations

What did your Branscomb ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Branscomb family was Laborer. Farmer, Going To School and Farmer Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Branscomb. The most common Branscomb occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Branscomb's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Going To School

  • Farmer Son

  • Laborer


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

Branscomb Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Branscomb. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branscomb 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 292 immigration records available for the last name Branscomb. 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 582 military records available for the last name Branscomb. For the veterans among your Branscomb ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Branscomb Life Expectancy

What is the average Branscomb lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Branscomb life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Branscomb in 1945 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Branscomb 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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