Brawley Family History

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Brawley Name Meaning

Irish (Derry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Brólaigh ‘descendant of Brolach’, a personal name possibly derived from brollach ‘breast’.

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

Similar surnames: Crawley, Frawley, Bradley, Bailey, Barley, Brailey, Beagley, Batley

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Brawley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brawley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brawley. 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


  • Norway


  • France


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Brawley Family Origin

Where is the Brawley family from?

Brawley Family Occupations

What did your Brawley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brawley family was Shoemaker. The most common Brawley occupation in the UK was Labourer. 17% of Brawley's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Housekeeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brawley.

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  • Labourer

  • Coal Miner

  • Housekeeper

  • Shoemaker


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

Brawley Historical Records

What Brawley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Brawley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brawleycensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brawley. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brawley. For the veterans among your Brawley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brawley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brawley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brawley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brawley in 1944 was 25, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brawley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brawley 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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