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 1881, the most common Bruns occupation in Canada was Boilermaker. 20% of Bruns's were Boilermakers. A less common occupation for the Bruns family was Gardener. Boilermaker, Clerk and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruns.

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  • Boilermaker

    20%
  • Clerk

    20%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Gardener

    20%

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

Bruns Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 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 1,000 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

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruns 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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