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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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Where is the Brust family from?

You can see how Brust families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brust family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brust families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Brust families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Brust's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Brust families in 1911.
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What did your Brust ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Brust. .

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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
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There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Brust. For the veterans among your Brust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brust lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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