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

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  • Coal Miner

    8%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Bricklayer

    3%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

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

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Brailsford Historical Records

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Brailsford Life Expectancy

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