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Bruney Name Meaning

Altered form of French Brunet .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bruley, Brunet, Brune, Berney, Bruner, Bonney, Brandy, Brey, Brunt

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Where is the Bruney family from?

You can see how Bruney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruney families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 5 Bruney families living in Ohio. This was about 71% of all the recorded Bruney's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bruney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bruney. 29% of Bruney men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Bruney women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruney were Conductor and Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Farmer
  • Conductor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bruney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 141 immigration records available for the last name Bruney. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 366 military records available for the last name Bruney. For the veterans among your Bruney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bruney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bruney in 1963 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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