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Bruns Family History

Bruns Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from Brun, Bruin. Altered spelling of a patronymic from Bruhn, a variant of the personal name Brun(o) (see Bruhn).

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


Similar surnames: Brun, Brauns, Bruss, Bruno, Brunz, Brune, Bruin, Bruhns, Bruins

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Where is the Bruns family from?

You can see how Bruns families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruns family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruns families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bruns family living in Alabama. This was about 11% of all the recorded Bruns's in the USA. Alabama and 8 other states had the highest population of Bruns families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruns surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruns ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bruns. 22% of Bruns men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bruns women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruns were Clerk 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

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    8%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Housewife
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Bruns. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruns 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruns. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Bruns. For the veterans among your Bruns ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruns lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bruns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bruns in 1944 was 24, and 77 in 2004.

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