Brereton Family History

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Brereton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The former is named with Old English br?r, brer ‘briar’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter originally had as its final element Old English dun ‘hill’.

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

Similar surnames: Brenton, Brierton, Overton, Beaston, Branton, Brinton, Cureton

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Brereton Family Origin

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Brereton Family Occupations

What did your Brereton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brereton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 7% of Brereton's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Brereton family was Annuitant. Farmer, Bricklayer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brereton.

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  • Farmer

  • Bricklayer

  • Blacksmith

  • Annuitant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brereton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brereton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 32,000 census records available for the last name Brereton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brereton 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Brereton. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Brereton. For the veterans among your Brereton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brereton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brereton lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brereton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Brereton in 1958 was 60, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brereton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brereton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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