Brun Family History

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Brun Name Meaning

French: descriptive nickname, le Brun ‘the brown one’, from Old French brun, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing (see Brown). This name is also Catalan and Swiss (in the French as well as the German speaking parts). North German and Scandinavian: nickname Germanic bruna ‘brown’, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing or from a Germanic personal name, Bruno, with the same meaning. See also Braun.

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


Similar surnames: Braun, Bruno, Bruin, Bruen, Brune, Bru, Brin, Bruns, Brus, Brue

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Brun Family Origin

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Brun Family Occupations

What did your Brun ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Fermier and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brun. A less common occupation for the Brun family was Cultivateur. The most common Brun occupation in Canada was Farmer. 16% of Brun's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Fermier

    12%
  • Blacksmith

    8%
  • Cultivateur

    8%

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

Brun Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Brun Life Expectancy

What is the average Brun lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Brun in 1945 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brun 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.

Famous Brun Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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