Braunschweig Family History

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Braunschweig Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from the city of Braunschweig in Lower Saxony, known in English as Brunswick. The place name is from the genitive case of the Germanic personal name Bruno (borne by the Duke of Saxony who founded the city in 861) + Old Saxon wik ‘dwelling place’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Branscomb, Braunstein, Bracewell, Brauning, Brandeis, Brancaccio

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Braunschweig Family Origin

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Braunschweig Family Occupations

What did your Braunschweig ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Braunschweig family was Works Basquet Factory. Farmer, At Home and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Braunschweig. The most common Braunschweig occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Braunschweig's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • At Home

    17%
  • Brick Mason

    17%
  • Works Basquet Factory

    17%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Braunschweig Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Braunschweig Life Expectancy

What is the average Braunschweig lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Braunschweig life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Braunschweig in 1956 was 53, and 63 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Braunschweig

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