Braham Family History

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Braham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places called Braham, in Cambridgeshire and West Yorkshire, both probably named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘flood plain’, ‘water meadow’. Jewish: reduced variant of Abraham.

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

Similar surnames: Branham, Bradham, Baham, Brahm, Burnham, Burcham, Barham, Bream

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Braham Family Origin

Where is the Braham family from?

Braham Family Occupations

What did your Braham ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Annuitant, Cabinet Maker and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braham. The most common Braham occupation in the UK was Annuitant. 5% of Braham's were Annuitants. A less common occupation for the Braham family was General Dealer.

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  • Annuitant

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Boot Maker

  • General Dealer


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

Braham Historical Records

What Braham family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Braham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braham 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 Braham. 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 Braham. For the veterans among your Braham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braham Life Expectancy

What is the average Braham lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Braham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1959. The average life expectancy for Braham in 1949 was 48, and 57 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braham

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braham 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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