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Origins of the Brunt surname

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About the Brunts

We have a total number of 25050 records for people with the last name Brunt.

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Where do most Brunts live?

In 1921, most Brunts lived in West Midlands.


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Interesting facts about Brunts

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 22,500 records for the Brunt surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Brunts most likely to marry?

Van Brunts

&

Smiths

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Brunts.

What are the most common Brunt first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Brunt family members

Common jobs for Brunts

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

Common Female occupations for Brunts in 1921
Dressmaker

81

Domestic Servant

47

General Servant Domestic

42

Servant

42

Laundress

41

Common Male occupations for Brunts in 1921
Coal Miner

110

Agricultural Labourer

107

Farmer

86

General Labourer

70

Potter

63

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