Brus Family History

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Brus Name Meaning

Polish, Slovenian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic brus ‘whetstone’, presumably a metonymic occupational name for someone who honed or sharpened blades; possibly also a nickname for a clumsy or coarse fellow. Slovenian: from an old dialect short form of the personal name Ambrož (see Ambrose). French: topographic name for someone living on a heath, from Occitan brusc ‘heather’.

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

Similar surnames: Brust, Brush, Bruse, Prus, Brue, Bruss, Baum, Bras, Brun, Rush

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Brus Family Origin

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Brus Family Occupations

What did your Brus ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brus occupation in the USA was Farmer. 73% of Brus's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brus family was Laborer. Farmer, Cigar Maker and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brus.

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  • Farmer

  • Cigar Maker

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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Brus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brus 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 889 immigration records available for the last name Brus. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brus. For the veterans among your Brus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brus Life Expectancy

What is the average Brus lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Brus in 1958 was 46, and 85 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brus 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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