Brunner Family History

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Brunner Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived beside a spring or well, Middle High German brun(ne) ‘spring’, or habitational name for someone from a place named with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Brenner, Brunger, Bradner, Brander, Budner, Gruner, Bruner, Brunker

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Brunner Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brunner name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brunner. 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


  • Norway


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Brunner Family Origin

Where is the Brunner family from?

Brunner Family Occupations

What did your Brunner ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brunner occupation in the UK was Alkali Manufacturer And Captain 21 L R Volinteers. 5% of Brunner's were Alkali Manufacturer And Captain 21 L R Volinteerss. Alkali Manufacturer And Captain 21 L R Volinteers, Certificated School Master and Chemical Broker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brunner. A less common occupation for the Brunner family was Coal Dealer.

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  • Alkali Manufacturer And Captain 21 L R Volinteers

  • Certificated School Master

  • Chemical Broker

  • Coal Dealer


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

Brunner Historical Records

What Brunner family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Brunner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunner 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunner. 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 30,000 military records available for the last name Brunner. For the veterans among your Brunner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brunner Life Expectancy

What is the average Brunner lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brunner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Brunner in 1944 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brunner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brunner 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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