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Bruhn Name Meaning

North German, Danish, and Swedish: variant of Brun.

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


Similar surnames: Bruen, Bruun, Bruhns, Brun, Gruhn, Brunn, Grahn, Buhs, Bruha, Bruhl

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Where is the Bruhn family from?

You can see how Bruhn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruhn family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bruhn families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 73 Bruhn families living in Iowa. This was about 24% of all the recorded Bruhn's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Bruhn families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruhn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruhn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruhn. 21% of Bruhn men worked as a Farmer and 18% of Bruhn women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruhn were Carpenter and Housewife.

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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
    10%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    18%
  • Housework
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
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Census Records

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Bruhn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruhn 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruhn. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Bruhn. For the veterans among your Bruhn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruhn lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bruhn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bruhn in 1950 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

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