Bruse Family History

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Bruse Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the medieval personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose). Perhaps from the Slavic stem Brus (as in Brusky or the place name Bruschewitz). Swedish: possibly from a Nordic personal name Bruse, from Old Norse brúsi ‘he-goat’.

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

Similar surnames: Brus, Bruss, Brose, Brause, Brule, Brush, Brouse, Brust, Brue, Cruse

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Bruse Family Origin

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Bruse Family Occupations

What did your Bruse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bruse occupation in Canada was School Teacher. 29% of Bruse's were School Teachers. School Teacher, Farmer and Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruse. A less common occupation for the Bruse family was Laborer.

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  • School Teacher

  • Farmer

  • Lab

  • Laborer


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

Bruse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bruse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruse. 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 857 military records available for the last name Bruse. For the veterans among your Bruse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruse Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruse lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bruse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bruse in 1962 was 38, and 89 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruse 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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