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Bruin Name Meaning

Dutch: from a personal name based on Middle Dutch bruun ‘brown’ or a nickname referring to the color of the hair or complexion. Compare De Bruin and Bruyn . English: of uncertain origin. It may as Reaney suggested reflect a pronunciation of French Brun ‘brown’. Altered form of Swiss Bruhin unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brun, Bruen, Braun, Brin, Brush, Fruin, Bodin, Duin, Buis, Burgin

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Where is the Bruin family from?

You can see how Bruin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruin families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 35 Bruin families living in London. This was about 28% of all the recorded Bruin's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bruin families in 1891.
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What did your Bruin ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bruin. 91% of Bruin women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    91%
  • Unpaid Household Duties
    5%
  • Retired
    5%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bruin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruin 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bruin. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bruin. For the veterans among your Bruin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruin lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bruin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bruin in 1950 was 33, and 64 in 2004.

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