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