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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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Where is the Brunton family from?

You can see how Brunton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brunton families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 6 Brunton families living in Indiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Brunton's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Brunton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brunton. 17% of Brunton men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Brunton women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunton were Manager and Housekeeper.

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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
    17%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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