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Brunet Family History

Brunet Name Meaning

English, French, and Catalan: from a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown, Brun). German: from a personal name (Brunhard) composed with Old High German, Old Saxon brum ‘brown’. But this is also a Waldensian name in Germany, in which case it is of French origin, see 1.

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


Similar surnames: Bruner, Brun, Brunell, Brune, Brunot, Bonnet, Grumet, Bruen, Brauner

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Where is the Brunet family from?

You can see how Brunet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brunet families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1840 there were 9 Brunet families living in Louisiana. This was about 75% of all the recorded Brunet's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Brunet families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunet surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunet ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brunet. 20% of Brunet men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Brunet women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunet were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    20%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Brunet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunet 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunet. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brunet. For the veterans among your Brunet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunet lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brunet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brunet in 1946 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

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