Bruton Family History

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Bruton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Somerset named Bruton, ‘settlement (Old English tun) on the Brue river’. The river name is derived from a British element cognate with Welsh bryw ‘brisk’, ‘vigorous’.

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

Similar surnames: Brunton, Brewton, Luton, Booton, Banton, Benton, Ruston, Brinton

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Bruton Family Origin

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Bruton Family Occupations

What did your Bruton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bruton. 8% of Bruton men worked as a General Labourer and 67% of Bruton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bruton were Builders Labourer and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Lorry Driver
  • Gardener
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Private Means

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bruton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 45,000 census records available for the last name Bruton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruton. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Bruton. For the veterans among your Bruton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bruton Life Expectancy

What is the average Bruton lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bruton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bruton in 1943 was 43, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bruton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bruton 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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