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Bracken Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breacáin ‘descendant of Breacán’, a personal name from a diminutive of breac ‘speckled’, ‘spotted’, which was borne by a 6th-century saint who lived at Ballyconnel, County Cavan, and was famous as a healer; St. Bricin’s Military Hospital, Dublin is named in his honor. English: topographic name from Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni), or a habitational name from a place named with this word, such as Bracken in East Yorkshire or Bracon Ash in Norfolk. German: especially in the north, probably a topographic name from Middle Low German brake ‘brushwood’, ‘fallow land’, ‘copse’, an element of many field and place names.

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


Similar surnames: Brake, Bracker, Bricker, Brack, Blacker, Crackel, Brackney, Brackley

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Bracken Family Origin

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Bracken Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    2%
  • Cabinet Maker

    2%
  • Commercial Traveller

    2%

In 1881, the most common Bracken occupation in the UK was Farmer. 16% of Bracken's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bracken family was Commercial Traveller. Farmer, Bricklayers Labourer and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bracken.

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