Brust Family History

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Brust Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German brust ‘chest’, ‘breast’; also ‘vest’, presumably a nickname for someone with a particularly broad chest or alternatively for the wearer of a distinctive upper garment. Swiss German: topographic name for someone living near a down-fault in a mountain range, probably a crevasse, from Brust, a noun derivative of bresten ‘to burst’. French: from Old French brost ‘shoot’, ‘young growth’. Morlet suggests this is a topographic name for someone who lived by an area of low growth suitable for grazing. Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably from German Brust ‘chest’ (see 1) or from the Yiddish equivalent, brust.

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

Similar surnames: Brush, Rust, Brus, Baust, Bruck, Trust, Brest, Brost, Blust, Best

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Brust Family Origin

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Brust Family Occupations

What did your Brust ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Baker, Baker Master and Boot Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brust. A less common occupation for the Brust family was Butcher. The most common Brust occupation in the UK was Baker. 20% of Brust's were Bakers.

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  • Baker

  • Baker Master

  • Boot Maker

  • Butcher


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

Brust Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Brust. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brust 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Brust. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Brust. For the veterans among your Brust ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brust Life Expectancy

What is the average Brust lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Brust life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Brust in 1946 was 40, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brust 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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