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Bruse Name Meaning

German: from a short form of the medieval personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose). Perhaps from the Slavic stem Brus (as in Brusky or the place name Bruschewitz). Swedish: possibly from a Nordic personal name Bruse, from Old Norse brúsi ‘he-goat’.

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

Similar surnames: Brus, Bruss, Brose, Brause, Brule, Brush, Brouse, Brust, Brue, Cruse

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Where is the Bruse family from?

You can see how Bruse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruse families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 12 Bruse families living in New York. This was about 41% of all the recorded Bruse's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bruse families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the UK named Bruse. 79% of Bruse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties.

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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.

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Newsagents Assistant
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bruse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruse 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruse. 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 857 military records available for the last name Bruse. For the veterans among your Bruse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruse lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bruse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bruse in 1962 was 38, and 89 in 2004.

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