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Bruhns Family History

Bruhns Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Swedish: variant of Bruhn. Estonian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Bruhn, Bruns, Bruun, Grahn, Buhs, Brunk, Brunn, Bruen, Gruhn, Kuhn

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Where is the Bruhns family from?

You can see how Bruhns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruhns family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Bruhns families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 14 Bruhns families living in New Jersey. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bruhns's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Bruhns families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruhns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruhns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruhns. 34% of Bruhns men worked as a Farmer and 60% of Bruhns women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruhns were Farming and Teacher.

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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
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bruhns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruhns 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruhns. 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 914 military records available for the last name Bruhns. For the veterans among your Bruhns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruhns lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bruhns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bruhns in 1951 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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