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Berrett Surname Meaning

English (Wiltshire): variant of Barrett .

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


Similar surnames: Berretta, Barrett, Bennett, Brett, Berreth, Ferrett, Burritt, Errett

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Where is the Berrett family from?

You can see how Berrett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berrett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berrett families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 124 Berrett families living in London. This was about 25% of all the recorded Berrett's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Berrett families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berrett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Berrett. 20% of Berrett men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Berrett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berrett were Gardener and 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 Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    20%
  • Dairy Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Carter
    8%
  • Gardener
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Private Means
    3%
  • Housekeeper
    2%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Berrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berrett 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 Berrett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Berrett. For the veterans among your Berrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berrett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Berrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Berrett in 1955 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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