Brun Family History

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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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Brun Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brun name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brun. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Brun Family Origin

Where is the Brun family from?

Brun Family Occupations

What did your Brun ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brun family was Carpenter. The most common Brun occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Brun's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brun.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brun ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brun Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Brun Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brun ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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