Brun Name Meaning

French: descriptive nickname, le Brun ‘the brown one’, from Old French brun, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing (see Brown). This name is also Catalan and Swiss (in the French as well as the German speaking parts). North German and Scandinavian: nickname Germanic bruna ‘brown’, referring to the color of the hair, complexion, or clothing or from a Germanic personal name, Bruno, with the same meaning. See also Braun.

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


Similar surnames: Braun, Bruno, Bruin, Bruen, Brune, Bru, Brin, Bruns, Brus, Brue

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Brun Family Origin

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Brun Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    14%
  • Comcl Clerk Warehouse

    14%
  • Dock Labourer

    14%
  • Italian Cousul Dc

    14%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brun family was Italian Cousul Dc. The most common Brun occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 14% of Brun's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Comcl Clerk Warehouse and Dock Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brun.

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Between 1945 and 2004, Brun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Brun in 1945 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brun

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