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Brunger Family History

Brunger Name Meaning

German (Brünger): from the ancient Germanic personal name Brunger meaning ‘brown or shining spear’. English (Kent): from the Middle English personal name Brunger (Old English Brūngār with the same etymology as its ancient Germanic cognate Brunger in 1 above). Altered form of Swiss German Brüngger: habitational name denoting someone from Brünggen in Switzerland.

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


Similar surnames: Brunner, Brugger, Burger, Bruner, Ranger, Bruer, Brunet, Brander

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Where is the Brunger family from?

You can see how Brunger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brunger family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Brunger families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 154 Brunger families living in Kent. This was about 56% of all the recorded Brunger's in United Kingdom. Kent had the highest population of Brunger families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brunger surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brunger ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Brunger. 34% of Brunger men worked as a Gardener and 82% of Brunger women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brunger were Farm Carter and Housekeeper. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • Gardener
    34%
  • Farmworker
    17%
  • Shepherd
    17%
  • Farm Carter
    17%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    82%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    5%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brunger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brunger 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 621 immigration records available for the last name Brunger. 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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Draft Cards

There are 857 military records available for the last name Brunger. For the veterans among your Brunger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brunger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brunger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Brunger in 1963 was 75, and 44 in 2004.

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