Berrett Family History

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Berrett Name Meaning

French: from berrett ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer. In the modern sense of a flat brimless hat, béret was not coined until the 19th century.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Berrett Family Origin

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Berrett Family 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 UK 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 Insurance Clerk and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farm Labourer Heavy Work
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Insurance Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Berrett Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Berrett Life Expectancy

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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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