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Brue Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bru. Possibly an altered spelling of the French surname Bru, in part a topographic name for someone who lived on moorland, from Old Occitan bruc ‘heather’, ‘heath’, or a habitational name from any of the various minor places named with this word (for example Bru in Lot, or Le Bru in Cantal, Corrèze, and Dordogne); otherwise from bru ‘daughter-in-law’.

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


Similar surnames: Rue, Brus, Bru, Bruer, Brule, Broe, Brun, Baum, Prue, Bue

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Where is the Brue family from?

You can see how Brue families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brue family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brue families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Brue family living in Indiana. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brue's in USA. Indiana and 2 other states had the highest population of Brue families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brue surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brue ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brue. 33% of Brue men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Brue women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brue were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farming
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    19%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brue 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 569 immigration records available for the last name Brue. 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 699 military records available for the last name Brue. For the veterans among your Brue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brue lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Brue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brue in 1953 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

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