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Bruton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bruton in Somerset or Bruton in Whitchurch Warwickshire. The Somerset example is named as ‘settlement (Old English tūn) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk vigorous’. Bruton in Warwickshire is from Old English brōc ‘brook’ + tūn ‘settlement’. This surname is also common in Ireland where it may be a variant of Brunton . Compare Brewton .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brunton, Brewton, Luton, Booton, Banton, Benton, Ruston, Brinton

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Where is the Bruton family from?

You can see how Bruton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruton families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 11 Bruton families living in South Carolina. This was about 22% of all the recorded Bruton's in USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Bruton families in 1840.
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What did your Bruton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bruton. 22% of Bruton men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Bruton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruton were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Cook
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What is the average Bruton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bruton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bruton in 1943 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

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