Branch Family History

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Branch Name Meaning

English: from Middle English, Old French branche ‘branch’ (Late Latin branca ‘foot’, ‘paw’), the application of which as a surname is not clear. In America it has been adopted as a translation of any of the numerous Swedish surnames containing the element gren ‘branch’, and likewise of French Labranche, German Zweig, and Finnish Haara, Oksa, and Oksana.

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

Similar surnames: Branche, Brach, Blanch, Trench, Brack, Ranch, Beach, Brauch, Branca

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Branch Family Origin

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Branch Family Occupations

What did your Branch 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 Branch. 12% of Branch men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Branch women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branch were Lorry Driver and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer
  • Lorry Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Housekeeper

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

Branch Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 153,000 census records available for the last name Branch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branch 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Branch. 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 63,000 military records available for the last name Branch. For the veterans among your Branch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Branch Life Expectancy

What is the average Branch lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Branch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Branch in 1942 was 64, and 71 in 2004.

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