Brune Family History

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Brune Name Meaning

German (Brüne): habitational name from Brüne in Lower Saxony or Brünen near Wesel, Lower Rhine. German: nickname meaning ‘brown’, from a dialect form (Alemannic and Low German) of Braun. French: from the feminine form of Brun.

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

Similar surnames: Brun, Brunke, Brunet, Bruno, Bruner, Braun, Baune, Brunn, Bunce

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Brune Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brune name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brune. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Brune Family Origin

Where is the Brune family from?

Brune Family Occupations

What did your Brune ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Carpenter, Cook (Not D) and Dock Labr were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brune. A less common occupation for the Brune family was Farmer. The most common Brune occupation in the UK was Carpenter. 25% of Brune's were Carpenters.

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  • Carpenter

  • Cook (Not D)

  • Dock Labr

  • Farmer


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

Brune Historical Records

What Brune family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Brune. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brune 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Brune. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Brune. For the veterans among your Brune ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brune Life Expectancy

What is the average Brune lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brune life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brune in 1946 was 34, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brune

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brune 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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