Bruyere Family History

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Bruyere Name Meaning

French (Bruyère): from Old French bruyere ‘heather’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a place where heather grew, or a habitational name from one of the places in France (for example in Calvados) named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Revere, Brue, Briere, Bruer, Bruehl, Brayer, Gruner, Brucker, Brugger

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Bruyere Family Origin

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Bruyere Family Occupations

What did your Bruyere ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bruyere family was Christian Bro.. The most common Bruyere occupation in Canada was Laborer. 26% of Bruyere's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Religieuse were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruyere.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Religieuse

  • Christian Bro.


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

Bruyere Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bruyere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruyere 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Bruyere. 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 503 military records available for the last name Bruyere. For the veterans among your Bruyere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruyere Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruyere lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bruyere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bruyere in 1956 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruyere

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruyere 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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