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Bruno Family History

Bruno Name Meaning

Italian French West Indian (mainly Haiti) Spanish and Portuguese: from an ancient Germanic personal name Bruno (see Brun ). In France it is most common in the southeasternmost part of the country where it is partly of Italian origin (in any of the possible senses; see also 2 and 3 below). Italian: nickname from bruno ‘brown’ referring to the color of the hair complexion or clothing. Italian: possibly also a habitational name from a place called Bruno for example in Asti province. Altered form of French Bruneau .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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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 USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 6 Bruno families living in Louisiana. This was about 38% of all the recorded Bruno's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bruno families in 1840.
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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 USA 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
  • Clerk
  • Salesman
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Housewife
  • New Worker
  • Clerk
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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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