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Bronte Family History

Bronte Name Meaning
Altered form of Irish Prunty. The change in spelling was probably an early 19th-century development, due to romantic admiration for the English admiral Lord Nelson, on whom the title Duke of Bronte was conferred in 1799 by Ferdinand, King of the Two Sicilies. Bronte is the name of a place in Sicily, literally meaning ‘thunder’.

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

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1,733 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
164 Military Records
270 Immigration Records
1,433 Census and Voter Lists
1,853 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Bronte Families

  • Number of Bronte families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bronte families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bronte last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Bronte census records

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Bronte Family Origin

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Bronte Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Bronte

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Bronte Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bronte census records

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Military Service by Bronte

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