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Origins of the Branson surname

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About the Bransons

We have a total number of 13139 records for people with the last name Branson.

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Where do most Bransons live?

In 1921, most Bransons lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Bransons

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We have 11,300 records for the Branson surname. The oldest one dates back to 1563.

Who were Bransons most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Branson first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Bransons

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

Common Female occupations for Bransons in 1921




Lace Maker




General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Bransons in 1921
Agricultural Labourer




Farm Hands


General Labourer


Coal Miner


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