Braley Family History

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Braley Name Meaning

English: probably a variant spelling of Brailey. French: from a diminutive of Brael, from Old French braiel, a belt knotted at the waist to hold up breeches, presumably an occupational name for a maker of such belts. There may be some connection with Breilly (see Brallier). This is a New England name.

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

Similar surnames: Bruley, Bradley, Braly, Bralley, Staley, Paley, Brailey, Bramley

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Braley Family Origin

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Braley Family Occupations

What did your Braley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Braley family was Cabinet Maker. The most common Braley occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 16% of Braley's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Brewers Drayman and Brickmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braley.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Brewers Drayman

  • Brickmaker

  • Cabinet Maker


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Braley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Braley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braley 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 Braley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Braley. For the veterans among your Braley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braley Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Braley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Braley in 1948 was 37, and 74 in 2004.

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