Braid Family History

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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

What did your Braid ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farm Servant

  • Joiner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Braid Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Braid. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braid 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Braid. 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 Braid. For the veterans among your Braid ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braid Life Expectancy

What is the average Braid lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braid

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braid 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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