Bruss Family History

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Bruss Name Meaning

German (Brüss): from a short form of the medieval personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose). Perhaps an altered spelling of Slavic Brus or French Brousse (see Brouse).

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

Similar surnames: Bruse, Brus, Russ, Bross, Buss, Gruss, Boss, Bruns, Brass, Brush

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Bruss Family Origin

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Bruss Family Occupations

What did your Bruss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bruss family was Farming. The most common Bruss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 58% of Bruss's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Box Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bruss.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Box Maker

  • Farming


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

Bruss Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bruss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruss 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 Bruss. 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 Bruss. For the veterans among your Bruss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruss Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruss lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bruss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bruss in 1947 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruss 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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