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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 939 people named Bruss in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 15% more people named Bruss in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 1,081 people named Bruss were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 94
  • For 517 females, Helen was the most common name
  • 1% reported their race as other than white
  • 45 were disabled

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Bruss families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 313 were first-generation Americans
  • 33% were first-generation Americans
  • The most common mother tongue was French
  • Most mothers originated from Germany