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Bruner Name Meaning

German: nickname from Old High German, Old Saxon Brun (see Brun). German and Jewish: variant spelling of Brunner.

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


Similar surnames: Brunet, Brunger, Brune, Bruder, Brunner, Brauner, Kroner, Pruner

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Where is the Bruner family from?

You can see how Bruner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruner families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 81 Bruner families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 37% of all the recorded Bruner's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bruner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruner. 21% of Bruner men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Bruner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruner were Truck Driver 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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Truck Driver
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    11%
  • Teacher
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

There are 76,000 census records available for the last name Bruner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruner 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 Bruner. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Bruner. For the veterans among your Bruner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruner lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bruner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bruner in 1942 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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