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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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Where is the Bruer family from?

You can see how Bruer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruer families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Bruer families living in Ohio. This was about 21% of all the recorded Bruer's in the USA. Ohio and 1 other state had the highest population of Bruer families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruer. 21% of Bruer men worked as a Farmer and 16% of Bruer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruer were Clerk 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
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Teacher
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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