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Bruley Family History

Bruley Name Meaning

French and English: variant spelling of Brûlé (see Brule). As an English name, this may be both a Norman and a Huguenot importation. It is recorded in Oxfordshire and Worcestershire in the 13th and 14th centuries, and was also common in East London in the 18th century.

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


Similar surnames: Braley, Buley, Brule, Riley, Busey, Druley, Brumley, Bursley, Bouley

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Where is the Bruley family from?

You can see how Bruley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruley family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruley families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bruley family living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bruley's in the USA. Illinois and 2 other states had the highest population of Bruley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruley. 28% of Bruley men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Bruley women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruley were Farm Laborer 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

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Painter
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Bookkeeper
    19%
  • Cook
    19%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bruley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruley 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 487 immigration records available for the last name Bruley. 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 710 military records available for the last name Bruley. For the veterans among your Bruley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bruley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bruley in 1952 was 41, and 82 in 2004.

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