Brue Family History

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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

What did your Brue ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Motor Driver and Finisher Ladies Tailoress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Brue. 34% of Brue men worked as a Motor Driver and 15% of Brue women worked as a Finisher Ladies Tailoress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brue were Store Keeper Tac Factory and Repair Tailoress

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Motor Driver
    34%
  • Retired
    34%
  • Store Keeper Tac Factory
    34%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Finisher Ladies Tailoress
    15%
  • Home Duties
    15%
  • Railway Gaards Hostel Attendant
    15%
  • Repair Tailoress
    15%

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

Brue Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Brue. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brue 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 569 immigration records available for the last name Brue. 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 699 military records available for the last name Brue. For the veterans among your Brue ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brue Life Expectancy

What is the average Brue lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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