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Brawley Name Meaning

Irish (Derry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brólaigh ‘descendant of Brolach’ a personal name possibly derived from brollach ‘breast’. English: variant of Bradley .

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

Similar surnames: Crawley, Frawley, Bradley, Bailey, Barley, Brailey, Beagley, Batley

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Where is the Brawley family from?

You can see how Brawley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brawley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brawley families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 57 Brawley families living in Ontario. This was about 76% of all the recorded Brawley's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brawley families in 1911.
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What did your Brawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Brawley. 49% of Brawley men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brawley. 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 Brawley. For the veterans among your Brawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brawley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brawley in 1944 was 25, and 70 in 2004.

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