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Brunz Family History

Brunz Name Meaning

German: patronymic from a short form of Bruno (see Brun).

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

Similar surnames: Bruns, Bruni, Bruntz, Brun, Brune, Bruno, Ranz, Frenz, Braun, Brus

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Where is the Brunz family from?

You can see how Brunz families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunz family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Brunz families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Brunz families living in Illinois. This was about 33% of all the recorded Brunz's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Brunz families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunz surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunz ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brunz. 64% of Brunz men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Brunz women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunz were Salesman 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 750 census records available for the last name Brunz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunz 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 173 immigration records available for the last name Brunz. 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 142 military records available for the last name Brunz. For the veterans among your Brunz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunz lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brunz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Brunz in 1963 was 75, and 83 in 2004.

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