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Branford Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bramford in Suffolk or Brampford Speke in Devon. Both places are named with Old English brom ‘broom’ + ford ‘ford’.

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


Similar surnames: Bradford, Cranford, Bransford, Radford, Binford, Stanford, Bamford

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Branford Family Origin

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Branford Family Occupations

What did your Branford ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpet Weaver, Farmer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Branford. A less common occupation for the Branford family was Grocer. The most common Branford occupation in the UK was Carpet Weaver. 5% of Branford's were Carpet Weavers.

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  • Carpet Weaver

    5%
  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Grocer

    4%

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

Branford Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Branford Life Expectancy

What is the average Branford lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Branford life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Branford in 1962 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Branford

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Branford 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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