Brust Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German brust ‘chest’, ‘breast’; also ‘vest’, presumably a nickname for someone with a particularly broad chest or alternatively for the wearer of a distinctive upper garment. Swiss German: topographic name for someone living near a down-fault in a mountain range, probably a crevasse, from Brust, a noun derivative of bresten ‘to burst’. French: from Old French brost ‘shoot’, ‘young growth’. Morlet suggests this is a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of low growth suitable for grazing. Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably from German Brust ‘chest’ (see 1) or from the Yiddish equivalent, brust.

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

Similar surnames: Brush, Rust, Brus, Baust, Bruck, Trust, Brest, Brost, Blust, Best

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Brust Family Origin

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Brust Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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In 1880, the most common Brust occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Brust's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brust. A less common occupation for the Brust family was Blacksmith.

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Brust Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Brust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brust in 1946 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brust

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