Bruns Family History

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Bruns Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Brun, Bruin. Altered spelling of a patronymic from Bruhn, a variant of the personal name Brun(o) (see Bruhn).

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


Similar surnames: Brun, Brauns, Bruss, Bruno, Brunz, Brune, Bruin, Bruhns, Bruins

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Bruns Family Origin

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Bruns Family Occupations

What did your Bruns ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Cigarier were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bruns. 24% of Bruns men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Bruns women worked as a Cigarier. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruns were Engineer and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Engineer
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Cigarier
    12%
  • Dressmaker
    12%
  • Engineer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bruns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Bruns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruns 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruns. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bruns. For the veterans among your Bruns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruns Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruns lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bruns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bruns in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruns

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