Bruno Family History

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Bruno Name Meaning

Italian and Portuguese: from a Germanic personal name, Bruno (see Brun). Italian: nickname from bruno ‘brown’, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing. Italian: possibly a habitational name from a place named Bruno, for example in Asti province.

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

Similar surnames: Brun, Brune, Bruin, Brunow, Bruns, Bruna, Brunn, Bono, Bruer, Brin

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Bruno Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bruno name?

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

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  • Italy


  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • France


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Bruno Family Origin

Where is the Bruno family from?

Bruno Family Occupations

What did your Bruno ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bruno occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 14% of Bruno's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Bruno family was Labourer. Cultivateur, School and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruno.

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  • Cultivateur

  • School

  • Journalier

  • Labourer


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

Bruno Historical Records

What Bruno family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Bruno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruno 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruno. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Bruno. For the veterans among your Bruno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruno Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruno lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bruno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bruno in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruno 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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