Braff Family History

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Braff Name Meaning

Jewish (from Poland): probably an ornamental name from German brav ‘good’, ‘upright’. Swedish: an old spelling of Brav, possibly a soldier’s name.

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


Similar surnames: Kraft, Graff, Bram, Buff, Braly, Boff, Braun, Brake, Raff, Reff

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Braff Family Origin

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Braff Family Occupations

What did your Braff ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commission Agent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Braff. 19% of Braff men worked as a Commission Agent and 30% of Braff women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braff were Dranghtsman At Me Stoker Simon co Ltd and Clerk (coop Food Stock Control

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Commission Agent
    19%
  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    10%
  • Dranghtsman At Me Stoker Simon co Ltd
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    30%
  • Chairman
    6%
  • Charwoman
    6%
  • Clerk (coop Food Stock Control
    6%

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

Braff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Braff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braff 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 576 immigration records available for the last name Braff. 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 295 military records available for the last name Braff. For the veterans among your Braff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braff Life Expectancy

What is the average Braff lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Braff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Braff in 1942 was 34, and 67 in 2004.

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