Bruer Family History

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Bruer Name Meaning

North German: occupational name for a brewer, a dialect (Low German) form of Brauer. Possibly an altered spelling of the cognate Breuer. Possibly Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Bruer, from the plural of bru ‘bridge’.

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

Similar surnames: Brue, Brauer, Buer, Kruer, Breuer, Bruen, Brier, Bauer, Brucker

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Bruer Family Origin

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Bruer Family Occupations

What did your Bruer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Farm Laborer and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruer. A less common occupation for the Bruer family was Keeping House. The most common Bruer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Bruer's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Bruer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bruer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruer 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 Bruer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bruer. For the veterans among your Bruer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bruer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bruer in 1940 was 52, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruer 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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