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Brunger Name Meaning

German (Brünger): from the Old German personal name Brunger meaning ‘brown spear’. English: from the same name as 1 or from Brungar, the Old English form of the personal name. Possibly an altered spelling of the Swiss habitational name Brüngger, denoting someone from Brünggen in Switzerland.

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

Similar surnames: Brunner, Brugger, Burger, Bruner, Ranger, Bruer, Brunet, Brander

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Where is the Brunger family from?

You can see how Brunger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Brunger families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 36 Brunger families living in Michigan. This was about 44% of all the recorded Brunger's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Brunger families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Brunger. 29% of Brunger men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brunger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunger 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Brunger. 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 857 military records available for the last name Brunger. For the veterans among your Brunger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brunger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brunger in 1963 was 75, and 44 in 2004.

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