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Brus Name Meaning

Polish Slovenian Czech Sorbian 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. Compare Bruss . Slovenian: from an old dialect short form of the personal name Ambrož (see Ambrose ). Compare Bruss . French: topographic name for someone living on a heath from Occitan brusc ‘heather’ or a habitational name from (Le/Les) Brus the name of several places in southern France. German: variant of Bruss .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Brus family from?

You can see how Brus families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brus family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brus families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Brus families living in Alberta. This was about 38% of all the recorded Brus's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Brus families in 1911.
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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 Canada named Brus. 100% of Brus men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Brus women worked as an Institutrice. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Institutrice
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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