Braun Family History

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Braun Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German braun ‘brown’ (Middle High German brun), referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing, or from the personal name Bruno, which was borne by the Dukes of Saxony, among others, from the 10th century or before. It was also the name of several medieval German and Italian saints, including St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order (1030–1101), who was born in Cologne.

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

Similar surnames: Brun, Brau, Bruin, Baum, Traub, Brann, Brauns, Brauer, Brach, Braum

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Braun Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Braun name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Braun Family Origin

Where is the Braun family from?

Braun Family Occupations

What did your Braun ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Braun family was Artist Painter. Cabinet Maker, Charwoman and Waiter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braun. The most common Braun occupation in the UK was Cabinet Maker. 6% of Braun's were Cabinet Makers.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Charwoman

  • Waiter

  • Artist Painter


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

Braun Historical Records

What Braun family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 120,000 census records available for the last name Braun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Braun 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 48,000 immigration records available for the last name Braun. 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 71,000 military records available for the last name Braun. For the veterans among your Braun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Braun Life Expectancy

What is the average Braun lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Braun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Braun in 1945 was 40, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braun

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Braun 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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