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Brunet Family History

Brunet Name Meaning

French and Catalan: nickname from a diminutive of Brun ‘brown’. German: Waldensian name of French origin (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Bruner, Brun, Brunell, Brune, Brunot, Bonnet, Grumet, Bruen, Brauner

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Where is the Brunet family from?

You can see how Brunet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brunet families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1911 there were 1,455 Brunet families living in Quebec. This was about 81% of all the recorded Brunet's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Brunet families in 1911.
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What did your Brunet ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur and Servante were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Brunet. 19% of Brunet men worked as a Cultivateur and 14% of Brunet women worked as a Servante. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunet were Menuisier and Commis. .

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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
  • Journalier
  • Farmer
  • Menuisier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servante
  • Couturire
  • Mnagre
  • Commis
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Brunet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunet 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunet. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brunet. For the veterans among your Brunet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunet lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brunet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brunet in 1946 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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