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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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Brust Family Origin

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Brust Family Occupations

What did your Brust ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Institutrice were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brust. 40% of Brust men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Brust women worked as an Institutrice. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brust were Journalier and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cow Buildes
  • Freman Hardware
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Institutrice
  • Servant

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

Brust Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Brust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brust 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brust. 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 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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Brust Life Expectancy

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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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