Braxton Family History

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Braxton Name Meaning

English: habitational name of uncertain origin, perhaps from Branxton in Northumberland, which is named with the Celtic personal name Branoc + Old English tun ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Branton, Brayton, Broxton, Bratton, Banton, Brinton, Buxton, Claxton

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Braxton Family Origin

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Braxton Family Occupations

What did your Braxton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Braxton. 29% of Braxton men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Braxton women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braxton were Farm Laborer and Laundress

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Servant
  • Laundress

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Braxton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Braxton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braxton 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Braxton. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Braxton. For the veterans among your Braxton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braxton Life Expectancy

What is the average Braxton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Braxton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Braxton in 1948 was 54, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braxton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braxton 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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