Bruening Family History

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Bruening Name Meaning

North German (Brüning): from the personal name Bruning, a derivative of Bruno (see Braun).

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

Similar surnames: Bruning, Brauning, Breeding, Lueking, Browning, Groening, Bunning

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Bruening Family Origin

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Bruening Family Occupations

What did your Bruening ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruening. A less common occupation for the Bruening family was Keeps House. The most common Bruening occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Bruening's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Cooper

  • Keeps House


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

Bruening Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bruening. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruening 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruening. 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 873 military records available for the last name Bruening. For the veterans among your Bruening ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruening Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruening lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bruening life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Bruening in 1958 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruening

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruening 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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