Bross Family History

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Bross Name Meaning

German: from a reduced form of the Latin personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose). German: from Middle High German brossen ‘to sprout or bud’, hence an affectionate nickname for a young son. Compare Brotz. Eastern German: from the Slavic personal name Prus, related to German Preusse ‘Prussian’.

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


Similar surnames: Ross, Gross, Brass, Boss, Bloss, Bruss, Brose, Brosz, Cross, Brost

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Bross Family Origin

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Bross Family Occupations

What did your Bross ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Aircraft Filler Charge Hand and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bross. 5% of Bross men worked as an Aircraft Filler Charge Hand and 62% of Bross women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bross were Builders Labourer and Machinist (glove)

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Aircraft Filler Charge Hand
    5%
  • Bargemanheavy Work
    5%
  • Boot shoe Findings
    5%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    62%
  • Domestic Duties
    12%
  • Domestic Service
    6%
  • Machinist (glove)
    6%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bross Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Bross. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bross 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bross. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bross. For the veterans among your Bross ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bross Life Expectancy

What is the average Bross lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bross life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bross in 1944 was 25, and 76 in 2004.

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