Bronte Family History

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Bronte Name Meaning

Altered form of Irish Prunty. The change in spelling was probably an early 19th-century development, due to romantic admiration for the English admiral Lord Nelson, on whom the title Duke of Bronte was conferred in 1799 by Ferdinand, King of the Two Sicilies. Bronte is the name of a place in Sicily, literally meaning ‘thunder’.

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

Similar surnames: Krone, Brouse, Bolte, Conte, Route, Broe, Brunke, Bryne, Ronne, Boone

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Bronte Family Origin

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Bronte Family Occupations

What did your Bronte ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bronte occupation in the UK was Gardener. 50% of Bronte's were Gardeners. Gardener and Prof Of Music were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bronte.

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  • Gardener

  • Prof Of Music


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bronte ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bronte Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bronte. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bronte census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 303 immigration records available for the last name Bronte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 176 military records available for the last name Bronte. For the veterans among your Bronte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bronte Life Expectancy

What is the average Bronte lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bronte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bronte in 1961 was 54, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bronte

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bronte ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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