Braden Family History

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Braden Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bradáin ‘descendant of Bradán’, a personal name meaning ‘salmon’. The Gaelic name was sometimes translated into English as Salmon or Fisher.

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

Similar surnames: Breden, Branden, Bowden, Boden, Roden, Brandon, Bladen, Brader

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Braden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Braden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Braden. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Braden Family Origin

Where is the Braden family from?

Braden Family Occupations

What did your Braden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Lab and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braden. A less common occupation for the Braden family was Butcher. The most common Braden occupation in the UK was Labourer. 8% of Braden's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Lab

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Butcher


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

Braden Historical Records

What Braden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 60,000 census records available for the last name Braden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braden 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Braden. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Braden. For the veterans among your Braden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braden Life Expectancy

What is the average Braden lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Braden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Braden in 1945 was 59, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braden 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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