History of your Surname
Get access to Brun family records.Start a free trial

Brun Family History

Brun Name Meaning

French Catalan and Scandinavian; North German (also Brün): nickname from French and Catalan brun Middle Low German brūn ‘brown’ referring to the color of the hair complexion or clothing. As a surname of French origin it is also found in Haiti. Compare French Lebrun and German Bruen . North German Scandinavian and Dutch: from the ancient Germanic personal name Brun(o) from brūna ‘brown’. See also Braun . English and Scottish: variant of Brown . Slovenian: nickname from dialect brun ‘brown’ a word of Middle High German or Italian origin.

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

Similar surnames: Braun, Bruno, Bruin, Bruen, Brune, Bru, Brin, Bruns, Brus, Brue

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Brun family from?

You can see how Brun families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brun family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brun families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 39 Brun families living in London. This was about 24% of all the recorded Brun's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Brun families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brun surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brun ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Brun. 90% of Brun women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

View Census Data for Brun | Data not to scale

*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
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Dressmaker
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Brun family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Brun. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brun census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Brun

Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Brun. 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.

View all Brun immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Brun. For the veterans among your Brun ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Brun military records

You've only scratched the surface of Brun family history

Discover More

What is the average Brun lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Brun life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Brun in 1945 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brun

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Brun family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Brun last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial