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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  • Keeping House

    20%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Makes Shoes

    20%
  • Miner

    20%

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In 1880, 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. Keeping House, Laborer and Makes Shoes were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bru.

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Bru Historical Records

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Bru Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1965 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bru

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