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Bruun Name Meaning

Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish: variant of Brun 1.

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

Similar surnames: Bruhn, Bruen, Braun, Brun, Bruin, Brunn, Broun, Ruen, Bruyn, Brunt

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Where is the Bruun family from?

You can see how Bruun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruun family name was found in the USA, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bruun families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Bruun families living in Arkansas. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bruun's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Bruun families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruun ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the US named Bruun. 40% of Bruun men worked as a Farmer.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farm Laborer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bruun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruun 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruun. 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 476 military records available for the last name Bruun. For the veterans among your Bruun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruun lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bruun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bruun in 1959 was 40, and 71 in 2004.

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