Brunet Family History

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Brunet Name Meaning

English, French, and Catalan: from a diminutive of brun ‘brown’ (see Brown, Brun). German: from a personal name (Brunhard) composed with Old High German, Old Saxon brum ‘brown’. But this is also a Waldensian name in Germany, in which case it is of French origin, see 1.

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

Similar surnames: Bruner, Brun, Brunell, Brune, Brunot, Bonnet, Grumet, Bruen, Brauner

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Brunet Family Origin

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Brunet Family Occupations

What did your Brunet ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brunet family was Head Cook (N D). Bonnet Shaper Maker (Others 22) and General Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brunet. The most common Brunet occupation in the UK was Bonnet Shaper Maker (Others 22). 33% of Brunet's were Bonnet Shaper Maker (Others 22)s.

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  • Bonnet Shaper Maker (Others 22)

  • General Laborer

  • Head Cook (N D)


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

Brunet Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Brunet. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunet 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunet. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brunet. For the veterans among your Brunet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brunet Life Expectancy

What is the average Brunet lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brunet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brunet in 1946 was 39, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brunet

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brunet 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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