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Bruster Name Meaning

English: variant of Brewster. English: occupational name for an embroiderer, Middle English broudestere (from Old French brouder ‘to embroider’, of Germanic origin). The suffix -ster(e) was originally feminine, but by the Middle English period was being used interchangeably for both men and women in words like Brewster and Baxter, and in some regions such as East Anglia was the standard occupational suffix for men as well as women. Nevertheless, there is no evidence that men did very much embroidery. Swiss German: variant of Brust 2, the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Butter, Brasher, Brunger, Brester, Brewster, Roster, Rutter, Bester

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Where is the Bruster family from?

You can see how Bruster families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruster family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruster families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 13 Bruster families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Bruster's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bruster families in 1840.
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What did your Bruster ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bruster. 34% of Bruster men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bruster women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruster were Mechanic and Student Nurse. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • House Work
  • Maid
  • Housework
  • Student Nurse
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bruster. For the veterans among your Bruster ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruster lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bruster life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bruster in 1963 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

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