Bracewell Family History

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Bracewell Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire (formerly in West Yorkshire), named in Anglo-Scandinavian as ‘Breith’s stream’, from the Old Norse byname Breiðr meaning ‘broad’ (which possibly replaced earlier Old English Brægd, meaning ‘trick’) + Old English well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Similar surnames: Bradwell, Brockwell, Rockwell, Bagwell, Bakewell, Blackwell, Bramwell

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Bracewell Family Origin

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Bracewell Family Occupations

What did your Bracewell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bracewell family was Annuitant. Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bracewell. The most common Bracewell occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 11% of Bracewell's were Cotton Weavers.

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  • Cotton Weaver

  • Farmer

  • Housekeeper

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bracewell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bracewell Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Bracewell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bracewell 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 Bracewell. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bracewell. For the veterans among your Bracewell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bracewell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bracewell lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bracewell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Bracewell in 1952 was 49, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bracewell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bracewell 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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