Brunette Family History

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Brunette Name Meaning

French: variant of Brunet, reflecting the French Canadian pattern of pronouncing the final -t, which is not pronounced in metropolitan French.

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

Similar surnames: Binette, Bonnette, Boulette, Bissette, Brunett, Brulotte, Frenette

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Brunette Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brunette name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Brunette Family Origin

Where is the Brunette family from?

Brunette Family Occupations

What did your Brunette ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brunette occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 19% of Brunette's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Brunette family was School. Cultivateur, Farmer and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brunette.

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • Journalier

  • School


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

Brunette Historical Records

What Brunette family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Brunette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunette 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunette. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Brunette. For the veterans among your Brunette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brunette Life Expectancy

What is the average Brunette lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Brunette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Brunette in 1947 was 29, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brunette

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brunette 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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