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Origins of the Brunning surname

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About the Brunnings

We have a total number of 6859 records for people with the last name Brunning.

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Where do most Brunnings live?

In 1921, most Brunnings lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Brunnings

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We have 6,440 records for the Brunning surname. The oldest one dates back to 1850.

Who were Brunnings most likely to marry?

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What are the most common Brunning first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Elizabeth
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Brunnings

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Brunnings in 1921




General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant




Common Male occupations for Brunnings in 1921
Agricultural Labourer






Farm Labourer


General Labourer


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