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Brusk Family History

Brusk Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Brush, Brust, Bruck, Brus, Bruse, Rusk, Bruss, Busk, Brisk, Bruske

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Where is the Brusk family from?

You can see how Brusk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brusk family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Brusk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Brusk families living in Indiana. This was about 60% of all the recorded Brusk's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Brusk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brusk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brusk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brusk. 29% of Brusk men worked as a Laborer and 29% of Brusk women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brusk were Foreman and Servant. .

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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

  • Laborer
    29%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Foreman
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    29%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Nurse
    15%
  • Servant
    15%
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What Brusk family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 872 census records available for the last name Brusk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brusk 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 206 immigration records available for the last name Brusk. 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 77 military records available for the last name Brusk. For the veterans among your Brusk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brusk lifespan?

Between 1954 and 1995, in the United States, Brusk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Brusk in 1954 was 30, and 85 in 1995.

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