Bruning Family History

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Bruning Name Meaning

North German (Brüning) and Dutch: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Brun(o) or the byname Brun (see Braun).

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

Similar surnames: Brauning, Bruening, Brun, Breunig, Browning, Bruin, Benning, Bunting

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Bruning Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bruning name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Bruning Family Origin

Where is the Bruning family from?

Bruning Family Occupations

What did your Bruning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruning. A less common occupation for the Bruning family was Grocer. The most common Bruning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Bruning's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Grocer


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

Bruning Historical Records

What Bruning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Bruning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruning 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruning. 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 Bruning. For the veterans among your Bruning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruning Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruning lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bruning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bruning in 1950 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruning 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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