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Bruch Family History

Bruch Name Meaning

German: topographic name for someone who lived by a marsh or a stream that frequently flooded, from Middle High German bruoch ‘water meadow’ or ‘marsh’. Compare Brook.

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


Similar surnames: Bruck, Buch, Brush, Brach, Bach, Bauch, Brauch, Beach, Ruch, Drach

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Where is the Bruch family from?

You can see how Bruch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruch family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruch families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Bruch families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bruch's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bruch families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruch surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bruch. 16% of Bruch men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bruch women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruch were Farm Laborer and Clerk. .

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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
    16%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bruch. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruch 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruch. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Bruch. For the veterans among your Bruch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruch lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bruch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bruch in 1952 was 43, and 71 in 2004.

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