Brunton Family History

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Brunton Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from Brunton in Fife, or either of two places in Northumberland so named, from Old English burna ‘stream’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Similar surnames: Branton, Brinton, Brenton, Bruton, Gunton, Hunton, Ruston, Bratton

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Brunton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brunton name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Brunton Family Origin

Where is the Brunton family from?

Brunton Family Occupations

What did your Brunton ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brunton. A less common occupation for the Brunton family was Miner. The most common Brunton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Brunton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Miner


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

Brunton Historical Records

What Brunton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Brunton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunton 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunton. 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 Brunton. For the veterans among your Brunton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brunton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brunton lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Brunton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Brunton in 1948 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brunton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brunton 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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