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Brule Family History

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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Where is the Brule family from?

You can see how Brule families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brule family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brule families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 125 Brule families living in Quebec. This was about 66% of all the recorded Brule's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brule families in 1911.
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What did your Brule ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Fishing And Hunting Indian were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brule. 22% of Brule men worked as a Cultivateur and 37% of Brule women worked as a Fishing And Hunting Indian. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brule were Labourer and Stenographer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Cultivateur
  • Cultivateur
  • Fishing And Hunting Indian
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Fishing And Hunting Indian
  • Vendeuse
  • Manufacturer
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Brule. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brule 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 895 immigration records available for the last name Brule. 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 950 military records available for the last name Brule. For the veterans among your Brule ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brule lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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