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Bruer Surname Meaning

North German: occupational name for a brewer a dialect (Low German) form of Brauer . Possibly an altered form of the cognate Breuer . Norwegian: habitational name from a farm named Bruer from the plural of bru ‘bridge’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brue, Brauer, Buer, Kruer, Breuer, Bruen, Brier, Bauer, Brucker

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Where is the Bruer family from?

You can see how Bruer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 23 Bruer families living in Durham. This was about 52% of all the recorded Bruer's in United Kingdom. Durham had the highest population of Bruer families in 1891.
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What did your Bruer ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bruer. 100% of Bruer women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Bruer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruer. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Bruer lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bruer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bruer in 1940 was 52, and 67 in 2004.

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