Bruster Family History

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Bruster Name Meaning

English: variant of Brewster. English: occupational name for an embroiderer, Middle English broudestere (from Old French brouder ‘to embroider’, of Germanic origin). The suffix -ster(e) was originally feminine, but by the Middle English period was being used interchangeably for both men and women in words like Brewster and Baxter, and in some regions such as East Anglia was the standard occupational suffix for men as well as women. Nevertheless, there is no evidence that men did very much embroidery. Swiss German: variant of Brust 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Butter, Brasher, Brunger, Brester, Brewster, Roster, Rutter, Bester

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Bruster Family Origin

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Bruster Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bruster family was Contractor. The most common Bruster occupation in Canada was Labourer. 33% of Bruster's were Labourers. Labourer, Farmer and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruster.

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  • Labourer

  • Farmer

  • Farm Labourer

  • Contractor


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Bruster Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bruster. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruster 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 366 immigration records available for the last name Bruster. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bruster. For the veterans among your Bruster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruster Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bruster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bruster in 1963 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

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