Bruen Family History

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Bruen Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Breen. English: probably a variant of Brown. North German (Brün): from Middle Low German brun ‘brown’, hence probably a nickname for someone with brown hair or a dark complexion or for someone who habitually wore brown clothes. Compare Braun.

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

Similar surnames: Brun, Bruin, Gruen, Ruen, Boden, Braun, Bruhn, Bruer, Brush, Brien

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Bruen Family Origin

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Bruen Family Occupations

What did your Bruen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bruen occupation in the UK was Gunner R A. 17% of Bruen's were Gunner R As. A less common occupation for the Bruen family was Printer. Gunner R A, Labourer and Labr Unempd were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruen.

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  • Gunner R A

  • Labourer

  • Labr Unempd

  • Printer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bruen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bruen Historical Records

What Bruen family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bruen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruen 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruen. 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 Bruen. For the veterans among your Bruen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruen lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bruen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bruen in 1948 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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