Brackenbury Family History

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Brackenbury Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several minor places named with Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (from Old English bræcen or Old Norse brakni) + Old Norse berg ‘hill’, among them Brackenber in West Yorkshire and Cumbria, Brackenborough in Lincolnshire, and Breckenbrough in North Yorkshire.

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


Similar surnames: Bracken, Bradbury, Banbury, Blackburn, Frankenberg, Blankenburg

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Brackenbury Family Origin

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Brackenbury Family Occupations

What did your Brackenbury ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brackenbury occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 10% of Brackenbury's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brackenbury. A less common occupation for the Brackenbury family was Licensed Victualler.

View Census data for Brackenbury | Data not to scale

  • Agricultural Labourer

    10%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • Licensed Victualler

    2%

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

Brackenbury Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brackenbury. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brackenbury 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brackenbury. 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 Brackenbury. For the veterans among your Brackenbury ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brackenbury Life Expectancy

What is the average Brackenbury lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Brackenbury life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brackenbury in 1959 was 58, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brackenbury

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brackenbury 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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