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Bruss Surname Meaning

German (also Brüss): from a short form of the medieval personal name Ambrosius (see Ambrose ). Americanized or Germanized form of Polish Slovenian Czech Sorbian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic) Brus meaning ‘whetstone’ and as a Slovenian name also ‘Ambrose’.

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

Similar surnames: Bruse, Brus, Russ, Bross, Buss, Gruss, Boss, Bruns, Brass, Brush

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Where is the Bruss family from?

You can see how Bruss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bruss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bruss families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Bruss families living in London. This was about 54% of all the recorded Bruss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bruss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bruss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bruss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Bruss. 100% of Bruss 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
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bruss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bruss 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 Bruss. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bruss. For the veterans among your Bruss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bruss lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bruss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bruss in 1947 was 46, and 78 in 2004.

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