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Brue Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Bru . French: rare variant of Bru and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rue, Brus, Bru, Bruer, Brule, Broe, Brun, Baum, Prue, Bue

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Where is the Brue family from?

You can see how Brue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brue families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 5 Brue families living in Alberta. This was about 22% of all the recorded Brue's in Canada. Alberta and 2 other provinces had the highest population of Brue families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brue ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brue. 33% of Brue men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Brue women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brue were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
  • Maid
  • Teacher
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brue census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 569 immigration records available for the last name Brue. 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 Cards

There are 699 military records available for the last name Brue. For the veterans among your Brue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brue lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brue in 1953 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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