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Bruton Family History

Bruton Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Bruton, ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk’, ‘vigorous’.

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

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Name Distribution of Bruton Families

  • Number of Bruton families
     44 - 86
     15 - 43
     1 - 14
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Bruton families
     122 - 241
     41 - 121
     1 - 40
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Bruton last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Bruton Family Origin

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Bruton Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Bruton

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Bruton Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Bruton census records

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Bruton Civil War Service Records

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