Brantley Family History

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Brantley Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss German Brändle and Brändli (also Brändly), topographic names for someone who lived near a place where there had been a forest fire or in an area of town that had been burned down.

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


Similar surnames: Brantly, Brandley, Bentley, Brandel, Bartley, Antley, Brantner

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Brantley Family Origin

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Brantley Family Occupations

What did your Brantley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brantley family was Farm Laborer. The most common Brantley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Brantley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brantley.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Brantley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brantley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brantley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brantley. 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 Brantley. For the veterans among your Brantley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brantley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brantley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brantley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brantley in 1944 was 34, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brantley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brantley 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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