Braid Name Meaning

variant of Broad. habitational name from a place called Braid, south of Edinburgh.

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


Similar surnames: Brand, Braud, Brais, Rain, Bard, Breed, Bland, Braddy, Blair, Brin

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Braid Family Origin

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Braid Family Occupations

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  • Farm Servant

    4%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%
  • Farmer

    2%

In 1881, Farm Servant, Joiner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braid. The most common Braid occupation in the UK was Farm Servant. 4% of Braid's were Farm Servants. A less common occupation for the Braid family was Farmer.

Source: Census data for Braid | Data not to scale

Braid Historical Records

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Braid Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Braid life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Braid in 1945 was 49, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braid

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