Braga Family History

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Braga Name Meaning

Portuguese and Galician: habitational name from Braga, a city in northern Portugal. As Bracara Augusta, it was the capital of the Roman province of Gallaecia.

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

Similar surnames: Fraga, Rana, Prada, Raya, Arata, Bragan, Araya, Bala, Haga, Baba

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Braga Family Origin

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Braga Family Occupations

What did your Braga ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Brazil Merchant and Brazilian Merch (Out Of Business) were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Braga. A less common occupation for the Braga family was Owner Of House Property. The most common Braga occupation in the UK was Brazil Merchant. 33% of Braga's were Brazil Merchants.

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  • Brazil Merchant

  • Brazilian Merch (Out Of Business)

  • Owner Of House Property


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

Braga Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Braga Life Expectancy

What is the average Braga lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Braga life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Braga in 1953 was 48, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braga

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braga 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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