Brue Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Norwegian Bru. Possibly an altered spelling of the French surname Bru, in part a topographic name for someone who lived on moorland, from Old Occitan bruc ‘heather’, ‘heath’, or a habitational name from any of the various minor places named with this word (for example Bru in Lot, or Le Bru in Cantal, Corrèze, and Dordogne); otherwise from bru ‘daughter-in-law’.

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


Similar surnames: Rue, Brus, Bru, Bruer, Brule, Broe, Brun, Baum, Prue, Bue

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Brue Family Origin

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Brue Family Occupations

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  • Billiard Marker

    50%
  • Brick Manufacturer

    50%

In 1881, Billiard Marker and Brick Manufacturer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brue. The most common Brue occupation in the UK was Billiard Marker. 50% of Brue's were Billiard Markers.

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Between 1953 and 2004, Brue life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brue in 1953 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brue

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