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Bruno Family History

Bruno Name Meaning

Italian and Portuguese: from a Germanic personal name, Bruno (see Brun). Italian: nickname from bruno ‘brown’, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing. Italian: possibly a habitational name from a place named Bruno, for example in Asti province.

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


Similar surnames: Brun, Brune, Bruin, Brunow, Bruns, Bruna, Brunn, Bono, Bruer, Brin

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Where is the Bruno family from?

You can see how Bruno families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruno family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruno families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Bruno families living in Louisiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Bruno's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bruno families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruno surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruno ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruno. 20% of Bruno men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bruno women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruno were New Worker 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

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • New Worker
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    10%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Clerk
    5%
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Census Records

There are 77,000 census records available for the last name Bruno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruno 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 29,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruno. 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 32,000 military records available for the last name Bruno. For the veterans among your Bruno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruno lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bruno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bruno in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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