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Debruyn Family History

Debruyn Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: De Bruyn, Debruhl, De Bruin, Lebrun, De Bruyne, Bruyn, Debaun, Dobrin

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Where is the Debruyn family from?

You can see how Debruyn families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Debruyn family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Debruyn families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Debruyn family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Debruyn's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Debruyn families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Debruyn surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Debruyn ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Debruyn. 22% of Debruyn men worked as a Clerk and 34% of Debruyn women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Debruyn were Truck Driver and Stenographer. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
    22%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Day Laborer
    15%
  • Truck Driver
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Clerk
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Debruyn. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Debruyn census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Debruyn. 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 Cards

There are 431 military records available for the last name Debruyn. For the veterans among your Debruyn ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Debruyn lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Debruyn life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Debruyn in 1941 was 37, and 48 in 2004.

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