Brush Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche, from Old French brosse), or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. It could also be from a related word, brusche ‘cut wood’, ‘branches lopped off trees’ (Old French brousse), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a forester or woodcutter, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’ (Late Latin bruscia). Respelling of German Brusch or Brüsch, a topographic name from the field name Brüsch (Middle High German brüsch ‘heather’, ‘broom’ or ‘brush’).

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


Similar surnames: Brust, Bush, Rush, Brus, Brusse, Bruch, Rust, Bruck, Rusch, Brash

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Brush Family Origin

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Brush Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Brush occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Brush's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brush family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brush.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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Brush Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Brush life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Brush in 1941 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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