Brownley Family History

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Brownley Name Meaning

English: variant of Brownlee.

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

Similar surnames: Brownlee, Broadley, Crowley, Browne, Brinley, Brownlie, Rawley

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Brownley Family Origin

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Brownley Family Occupations

What did your Brownley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brownley family was Brass Polisher. Bricklayer, Cordwainer and Beer House Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brownley. The most common Brownley occupation in the UK was Bricklayer. 6% of Brownley's were Bricklayers.

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  • Bricklayer

  • Cordwainer

  • Beer House Keeper

  • Brass Polisher


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

Brownley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Brownley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brownley 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 891 immigration records available for the last name Brownley. 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 Brownley. For the veterans among your Brownley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brownley Life Expectancy

What is the average Brownley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brownley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brownley in 1952 was 55, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brownley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brownley 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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