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Bross Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the Latin personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose). German: from Middle High German brossen ‘to sprout or bud’, hence an affectionate nickname for a young son. Compare Brotz. Eastern German: from the Slavic personal name Prus, related to German Preusse ‘Prussian’.

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


Similar surnames: Ross, Gross, Brass, Boss, Bloss, Bruss, Brose, Brosz, Cross, Brost

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Bross Family Origin

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Bross Family Occupations

What did your Bross ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bross family was Telegrapher. The most common Bross occupation in Canada was Farmer. 60% of Bross's were Farmers. Farmer and Shanty Man were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bross.

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  • Farmer

    60%
  • Shanty Man

    20%
  • Telegrapher

    20%

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

Bross Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bross Life Expectancy

What is the average Bross lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bross in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bross 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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