Bru Name Meaning

Catalan: from the Catalan personal name Bru, equivalent to Bruno, or nickname from Catalan bru ‘dark (hair or skin)’, for someone of dark hair and skin. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead so named in western Norway, from bru ‘bridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Brue, Brun, Bro, Brus, Braun, Bau, Bou, Grum, Brau, Bow

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Bru Family Origin

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Bru Family Occupations

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In 1880, Keeping House, Laborer and Makes Shoes were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bru. The most common Bru occupation in the USA was Keeping House. 20% of Bru's were Keeping Houses. A less common occupation for the Bru family was Miner.

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  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Makes Shoes

    20%
  • Miner

    20%

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Bru Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bru. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bru. For the veterans among your Bru ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bru Life Expectancy

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Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Bru life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bru in 1965 was 82, and 53 in 2004.

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