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Bruck Name Meaning

German (also Brück): topographic name for someone who lived near a bridge, or an occupational name for a bridge keeper or toll collector on a bridge, from Middle High German bruck(e) ‘bridge’. Bruck remained the Bavarian and Austrian form, reflected in place names such as Innsbruck, whereas in central and northern Germany Brück(e) was the regular and ultimately standard form, as for example in the place name Osnabrück. Switzerland has both forms. See also Brueck. Jewish (from Poland and Belarus): from Polish, Belorussian, or Yiddish bruk ‘pavement’, possibly a metonymic occupational name for a paver.

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


Similar surnames: Brick, Brock, Buck, Brucker, Kruck, Rock, Brack, Ruck, Bruch, Brush

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Where is the Bruck family from?

You can see how Bruck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruck families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Bruck families living in Ohio. This was about 67% of all the recorded Bruck's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bruck families in 1840.
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What did your Bruck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruck. 13% of Bruck men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bruck women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruck were Clerk and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
    13%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Bookkeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bruck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruck 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruck. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bruck. For the veterans among your Bruck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruck lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bruck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bruck in 1946 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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