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Brune Name Meaning

German (Brüne): habitational name from Brüne in Lower Saxony or Brünen near Wesel Lower Rhine. German: nickname meaning ‘brown’ from a dialect form (Alemannic and Low German) of Braun . French: from the feminine form of Brun .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brun, Brunke, Brunet, Bruno, Bruner, Braun, Baune, Brunn, Bunce

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Where is the Brune family from?

You can see how Brune families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brune family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brune families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Brune families living in Maryland. This was about 40% of all the recorded Brune's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Brune families in 1840.
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What did your Brune ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brune. 25% of Brune men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Brune women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brune were Clerk and Housewife. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Clerk
  • Secretary
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Brune. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brune 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 Brune. 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 Brune. For the veterans among your Brune ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brune lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brune life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brune in 1946 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

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