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Brun Family History

Brun Name Meaning

French: descriptive nickname, le Brun ‘the brown one’, from Old French brun, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing (see Brown). This name is also Catalan and Swiss (in the French as well as the German speaking parts). North German and Scandinavian: nickname Germanic bruna ‘brown’, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing or from a Germanic personal name, Bruno, with the same meaning. See also Braun.

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


Similar surnames: Braun, Bruno, Bruin, Bruen, Brune, Bru, Brin, Bruns, Brus, Brue

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Where is the Brun family from?

You can see how Brun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brun families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Brun families living in Louisiana. This was about 53% of all the recorded Brun's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Brun families in 1840.
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What did your Brun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brun. 18% of Brun men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Brun women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brun were Clerk and Clerk.

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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
    18%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    9%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Brun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brun 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Brun. 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 Brun. For the veterans among your Brun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brun lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Brun in 1945 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

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