Braaten Family History

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Braaten Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from Bråten, a common farm name in southeastern Norway, derived from Old Norse broti ‘land cleared for cultivation by burning’. Dutch: perhaps a nickname for a trickster, from a derivative of Old French barat, Middle Dutch baraet, beraet ‘deceit’, ‘ruse’, ‘tumult’. Compare Bradt.

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

Similar surnames: Bratten, Bracken, Broten, Braxton, Brayton, Harten, Brester, Branton

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Braaten Family Origin

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Braaten Family Occupations

What did your Braaten ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Braaten family was Laborer. Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Braaten. The most common Braaten occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Braaten's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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Braaten Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Braaten. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braaten 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 Braaten. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Braaten Life Expectancy

What is the average Braaten lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Braaten life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Braaten in 1951 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braaten 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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