Bruck Family History

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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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Bruck Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bruck name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bruck. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bruck Family Origin

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Bruck Family Occupations

What did your Bruck ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bruck occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Bruck's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruck. A less common occupation for the Bruck family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bruck ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bruck Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Bruck Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruck ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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