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

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  • Bookkeeper

    33%
  • Farmer

    33%
  • Merchant

    33%

In 1881, the most common Brus occupation in Canada was Bookkeeper. 33% of Brus's were Bookkeepers. A less common occupation for the Brus family was Merchant. Bookkeeper and Farmer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brus.

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Between 1958 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brus

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