Brule Name Meaning

French (Brûlé): topographic name for someone living in a place cleared for use by burning, from Old French brusle ‘burnt’, past participle of brusler ‘to burn’. Some instances of the name may derive from the same word used with reference to disfigurement by burning, either accidentally or as a medieval ordeal or punishment. Compare Brent 3.

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


Similar surnames: Brue, Bruse, Boule, Bruley, Rule, Bouie, Bruck, Brill, Brun, Belle

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Brule Family Origin

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Brule Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

    21%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Scholar

    7%
  • Going To School

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brule family was Going To School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Scholar were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brule. The most common Brule occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 21% of Brule's were Cultivateurs.

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Brule Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Brule life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brule in 1944 was 75, and 68 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brule

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