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Bruin Name Meaning

Dutch: from a personal name based on Middle Dutch bruun ‘brown’, or a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion. See also Braun. English: of uncertain origin. Reaney suggests that the name may simply reflect a pronunciation of French Brun. Altered spelling of Swiss Bruhin.

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


Similar surnames: Brun, Bruen, Braun, Brin, Brush, Fruin, Bodin, Duin, Buis, Burgin

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Where is the Bruin family from?

You can see how Bruin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruin families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Bruin families living in Missouri. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bruin's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Bruin families in 1840.
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What did your Bruin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruin. 26% of Bruin men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Bruin women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruin were Carpenter and Cook.

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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
    26%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    24%
  • Teacher
    14%
  • Maid
    14%
  • Cook
    11%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bruin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruin. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bruin. For the veterans among your Bruin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bruin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bruin in 1950 was 33, and 64 in 2004.

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