Branson Family History

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Branson Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places: Branston in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, and Staffordshire, Brandeston in Suffolk, Brandiston in Norfolk, or Braunston in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. All are named with the Old English personal name Brant + tun ‘settlement’. (of Norman origin) habitational name from a place called Briençun in northern France. Compare Brinson. patronymic from the personal name Brand (see Brand).

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

Similar surnames: Brandon, Branton, Brinson, Ranson, Banton, Brenton, Braxton, Brunton

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Branson Family Origin

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Branson Family Occupations

What did your Branson 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 Branson. 10% of Branson men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Branson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Branson were Farmer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Private Means

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

Branson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 69,000 census records available for the last name Branson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Branson 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Branson. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Branson. For the veterans among your Branson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Branson Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Branson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Branson in 1944 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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