Brus Name Meaning

Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic brus ‘whetstone’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone who honed or sharpened blades; possibly also a nickname for a clumsy or coarse fellow. Slovenian: from an old dialect short form of the personal name Ambrož (see Ambrose). French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, from Occitan brusc ‘heather’.

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

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Brus Family Origin

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Brus Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    73%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    9%

In 1880, the most common Brus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Brus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brus family was Laborer. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brus.

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Between 1958 and 2004, Brus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Brus in 1958 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brus

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