Brann Family History

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Brann Name Meaning

English: nickname from Gaelic and Welsh bran ‘raven’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): Hebrew acronym consisting of ben-rabi ‘son of’ + the initials of some personal name (for example Nachman, Nahum, Nathan).

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

Similar surnames: Brand, Braun, Bran, Brant, Rann, Bann, Bean, Braden, Brank, Brinn

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Brann Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brann name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brann. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


  • Norway


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Brann Family Origin

Where is the Brann family from?

Brann Family Occupations

What did your Brann ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brann occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Brann's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Brann family was Bricklayer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brann.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Bricklayer


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

Brann Historical Records

What Brann family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Brann. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brann 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Brann. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Brann. For the veterans among your Brann ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brann Life Expectancy

What is the average Brann lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brann life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Brann in 1942 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brann

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brann 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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