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Brusca Family History

Brusca Name Meaning

topographic name from southern Italian brusca, bruscia ‘butcher’s broom’, the name of a plant. short form of a compound name formed with brusca, such as Bruscalupi.

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


Similar surnames: Brus, Brush, Busa, Bruse, Branca, Frasca, Bruck, Rusco, Busch, Brusse

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Where is the Brusca family from?

You can see how Brusca families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brusca family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 3 Brusca families living in California. This was about 18% of all the recorded Brusca's in the USA. California and 1 other state had the highest population of Brusca families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brusca surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brusca ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brusca. 20% of Brusca men worked as a Clerk and 60% of Brusca women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brusca were Machine Operator and Examiner.

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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

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Barber
    12%
  • Presser
    12%
  • Machine Operator
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    60%
  • Examiner
    40%
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Census Records

There are 653 census records available for the last name Brusca. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brusca 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 631 immigration records available for the last name Brusca. 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 294 military records available for the last name Brusca. For the veterans among your Brusca ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brusca lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brusca life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Brusca in 1958 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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