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Braidwood Family History

Braidwood Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Bradford, Redwood, Blackwood, Brandvold, Bigwood, Grimwood, Bidgood

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Where is the Braidwood family from?

You can see how Braidwood families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Braidwood family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Braidwood families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1891 there were 146 Braidwood families living in Lancashire. This was about 53% of all the recorded Braidwood's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Braidwood families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Braidwood surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Braidwood ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Braidwood. 34% of Braidwood men worked as a Bricklayer and 87% of Braidwood women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Braidwood were Bricklayer Heavy Worker and Domestic Duties Unpaid.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Bricklayer
    34%
  • House Painter
    25%
  • Printer Machine Section
    25%
  • Bricklayer Heavy Worker
    17%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    87%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Incapacitated
    4%
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid
    4%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Braidwood. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braidwood census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Braidwood. 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 Cards

There are 969 military records available for the last name Braidwood. For the veterans among your Braidwood ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Braidwood lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Braidwood life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Braidwood in 1962 was 74, and 88 in 2004.

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