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 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Braaten. 31% of Braaten men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Braaten women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braaten were Carpenter and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Stenographer
    7%

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

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

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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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