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Bruyere Family History

Bruyere Name Meaning

French (Bruyère): from Old French bruyere ‘heather’, hence a topographic name for someone who lived in a place where heather grew, or a habitational name from one of the places in France (for example in Calvados) named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Revere, Brue, Briere, Bruer, Bruehl, Brayer, Gruner, Brucker, Brugger

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Where is the Bruyere family from?

You can see how Bruyere families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruyere family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Bruyere families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1880 there were 9 Bruyere families living in Wisconsin. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bruyere's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Bruyere families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruyere surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruyere ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bruyere. 47% of Bruyere men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Bruyere women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruyere were Teacher and Housewife. .

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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

  • Salesman
    47%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Contractor
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    60%
  • Housewife
    40%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bruyere. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruyere 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 637 immigration records available for the last name Bruyere. 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 503 military records available for the last name Bruyere. For the veterans among your Bruyere ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruyere lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bruyere life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bruyere in 1956 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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