Braun Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German braun ‘brown’ (Middle High German brun), referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing, or from the personal name Bruno, which was borne by the Dukes of Saxony, among others, from the 10th century or before. It was also the name of several medieval German and Italian saints, including St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order (1030–1101), who was born in Cologne.

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


Similar surnames: Brun, Brau, Bruin, Baum, Traub, Brann, Brauns, Brauer, Brach, Braum

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Braun Family Origin

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Braun Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Going To School

    14%
  • Servant

    5%
  • Mason

    4%

In 1881, the most common Braun occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Braun's were Farmers. Farmer, Going To School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braun. A less common occupation for the Braun family was Mason.

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Braun Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Braun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Braun in 1945 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braun

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