Brus Family History

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Brus Name Meaning

Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic brus ‘whetstone’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone who honed or sharpened blades; possibly also a nickname for a clumsy or coarse fellow. Slovenian: from an old dialect short form of the personal name Ambrož (see Ambrose). French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, from Occitan brusc ‘heather’.

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


Similar surnames: Brust, Brush, Bruse, Prus, Brue, Bruss, Baum, Bras, Brun, Rush

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Brus Family Origin

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Brus Family Occupations

What did your Brus ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brus. 30% of Brus men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Brus women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brus were Fils De Cultivateur and River

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Cultivateur
    10%
  • Fils De Cultivateur
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
    50%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • River
    25%

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

Brus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brus 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Brus. 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 Brus. For the veterans among your Brus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brus Life Expectancy

What is the average Brus lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Brus in 1958 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brus

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