Brailsford Family History

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Brailsford Name Meaning

English (East Midlands): habitational name from a place in Derbyshire named Brailsford, possibly from an Old English word brægels, a metathesized form of bærgels, itself a byform of byrgels ‘tumulus’, ‘barrow’, + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Bransford, Bradford, Beresford, Branford, Rainford, Bassford, Milford

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Brailsford Family Origin

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Brailsford Family Occupations

What did your Brailsford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brailsford family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Brailsford occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Brailsford's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Annuitant and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brailsford.

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

Brailsford Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brailsford. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brailsford 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brailsford. 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 Brailsford. For the veterans among your Brailsford ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brailsford Life Expectancy

What is the average Brailsford lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brailsford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Brailsford in 1946 was 49, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brailsford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brailsford 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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