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Brunke Family History

Brunke Name Meaning

South German: from Middle High German brunke ‘splendor’, hence probably a nickname for an ostentatious dresser. North German (and Frisian): from a pet form of the personal name Brun(o) or the byname Brun (see Brun).

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


Similar surnames: Brune, Brunken, Bunce, Punke, Brun, Runke, Pranke, Bruner, Bunde

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Where is the Brunke family from?

You can see how Brunke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Brunke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Brunke families living in Missouri. This was about 22% of all the recorded Brunke's in the USA. Missouri had the highest population of Brunke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brunke. 20% of Brunke men worked as a Farmer and 15% of Brunke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunke were Truck Driver and Secretary.

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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
    20%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Machinist
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    15%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Maid
    15%
  • Secretary
    10%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brunke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunke 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brunke. For the veterans among your Brunke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunke lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Brunke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Brunke in 1952 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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