Brailey Family History

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Brailey Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brayley Barton in Devon, which is named with the Bray river (a back formation from High Bray, which is from Celtic brez ‘hill’) + Old English leah ‘woodland clearing’.

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


Similar surnames: Bailey, Bramley, Bradley, Brimley, Barley, Brisley, Badley, Radley

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Brailey Family Origin

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Brailey Family Occupations

What did your Brailey ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Brailey. 19% of Brailey men worked as a General Labourer and 84% of Brailey women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brailey were Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    19%
  • Builders Labourer
    19%
  • Upholsterer
    13%
  • Labourer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    84%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Brailey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Brailey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brailey 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brailey. 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 Brailey. For the veterans among your Brailey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brailey Life Expectancy

What is the average Brailey lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Brailey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Brailey in 1962 was 75, and 46 in 2004.

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