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Branson Surname Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire Lincolnshire and Staffordshire Brandeston in Suffolk Brandiston in Norfolk or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tūn ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Brandon, Branton, Brinson, Ranson, Banton, Brenton, Braxton, Brunton

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Where is the Branson family from?

You can see how Branson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Branson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Branson families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 26 Branson families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Branson's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Branson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Branson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Branson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Machinist were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Branson. 58% of Branson men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Branson women worked as a Machinist. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Student
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Machinist
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Census Records

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Branson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Branson. 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 Cards

There are 12,000 military records available for the last name Branson. For the veterans among your Branson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Branson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Branson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Branson in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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