Braker Family History

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Braker Name Meaning

Swiss German (Bräker): probably a habitational name for someone from Bräg in the district of Toggenburg. Compare Brager. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname or occupational name from Yiddish braker ‘chooser (of inferior goods)’.

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

Similar surnames: Brager, Bramer, Brayer, Fraker, Brauer, Bracker, Baker, Raker, Brake

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Braker Family Origin

Where is the Braker family from?

Braker Family Occupations

What did your Braker ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Braker occupation in the UK was Baker. 17% of Braker's were Bakers. Baker, Coal Maker and Dyer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braker. A less common occupation for the Braker family was General Shopkeeper.

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  • Baker

  • Coal Maker

  • Dyer

  • General Shopkeeper


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

Braker Historical Records

What Braker family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Braker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braker 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 795 immigration records available for the last name Braker. 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 834 military records available for the last name Braker. For the veterans among your Braker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braker Life Expectancy

What is the average Braker lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Braker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Braker in 1954 was 59, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braker 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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