Bruner Family History

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Bruner Name Meaning

German: nickname from Old High German, Old Saxon Brun (see Brun). German and Jewish: variant spelling of Brunner.

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

Similar surnames: Brunet, Brunger, Brune, Bruder, Brunner, Brauner, Kroner, Pruner

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Bruner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bruner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bruner. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


  • Norway


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Bruner Family Origin

Where is the Bruner family from?

Bruner Family Occupations

What did your Bruner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bruner occupation in Canada was Farmer. 89% of Bruner's were Farmers. Farmer and Broom Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bruner. A less common occupation for the Bruner family was Laberor.

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  • Farmer

  • Broom Maker

  • Laberor


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

Bruner Historical Records

What Bruner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Bruner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruner 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruner. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Bruner. For the veterans among your Bruner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruner Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bruner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bruner in 1942 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruner 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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