Bratton Family History

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Bratton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Bratten. English: habitational name from any of the places called Bratten (in Shropshire, Somerset, and Wiltshire) or from Bratton Clovelly or Bratton Fleming in Devon. The Shropshire and Somerset places are named with Old English broc ‘hook’ + tun ‘settlement’. The Wiltshire and Devon names are from Old English br?c ‘newly cultivated ground’ + tun.

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

Similar surnames: Gratton, Branton, Brayton, Braxton, Brinton, Gritton, Brenton

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Bratton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bratton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bratton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Bratton Family Origin

Where is the Bratton family from?

Bratton Family Occupations

What did your Bratton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Going To School, Barrister and Buioulier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bratton. A less common occupation for the Bratton family was Engine Driver. The most common Bratton occupation in Canada was Going To School. 56% of Bratton's were Going To Schools.

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  • Going To School

  • Barrister

  • Buioulier

  • Engine Driver


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Bratton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 46,000 census records available for the last name Bratton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bratton 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bratton. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bratton. For the veterans among your Bratton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bratton Life Expectancy

What is the average Bratton lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bratton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bratton in 1945 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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