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Origins of the Branagan surname

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About the Branagans

We have a total number of 3109 records for people with the last name Branagan.

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Where do most Branagans live?

In 1921, most Branagans lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Branagans

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 1,800 records for the Branagan surname. The oldest one dates back to 1760.

Who were Branagans most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Branagan first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Branagans

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Branagans in 1921


General Servant


House Keeper


House Servant


Lace Tambourer


Common Male occupations for Branagans in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Railway Porter






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