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Branton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Branton in South Yorkshire (formerly in West Yorkshire) and Northumberland or from Braunton in Devon. The first and last are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + tun ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’. The second is from an Old English word bremen ‘overgrown with broom’ + tun ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Bratton, Brinton, Brandon, Brenton, Brayton, Banton, Brunton, Branson

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Where is the Branton family from?

You can see how Branton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Branton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Branton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 182 Branton families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Branton's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Branton families in 1911.
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What did your Branton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Knitter were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Branton. 36% of Branton men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Branton women worked as a Knitter. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branton were Salesman and Stenographer.

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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
    36%
  • Labourer
    14%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Knitter
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Branton. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Branton. For the veterans among your Branton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Branton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Branton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Branton in 1948 was 41, and 70 in 2004.

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