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Bruins Family History

Bruins Name Meaning

Frisian and Dutch: patronymic from Bruin.

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


Similar surnames: Bruns, Bruinsma, Buis, Bruin, Bruning, Rubins, Beins, Bruyn, Brauns

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Where is the Bruins family from?

You can see how Bruins families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruins family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Bruins families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 26 Bruins families living in Wisconsin. This was about 52% of all the recorded Bruins's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Bruins families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruins surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruins ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruins. 38% of Bruins men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Bruins women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruins were Operator and Bookkeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farmer
    35%
  • Carpenter
    10%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Housewife
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Bruins lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bruins life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bruins in 1953 was 72, and 84 in 2004.

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