Brunson Family History

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Brunson Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Brown, either as a nickname or as an existing surname. Formation of new surnames ending in -son from existing surnames was a relatively common phenomenon in northwestern England. Variant of Dutch Brunsen, a patronymic from Brun.

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

Similar surnames: Bruns, Brunton, Bronson, Brabson, Branson, Benson, Bruno, Ranson

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Brunson Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brunson name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Brunson Family Origin

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Brunson Family Occupations

What did your Brunson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, agricultural Labourer, Chairwoman and Distillers Laborer (...) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brunson. The most common Brunson occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Brunson's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Brunson family was Dressmaker.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Chairwoman

  • Distillers Laborer (...)

  • Dressmaker


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

Brunson Historical Records

What Brunson family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 48,000 census records available for the last name Brunson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brunson. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Brunson. For the veterans among your Brunson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brunson Life Expectancy

What is the average Brunson lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Brunson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brunson in 1944 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brunson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brunson 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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