Brett Name Meaning

English and French: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret. The Bretons were Celtic-speakers driven from southwestern England to northwestern France in the 6th century ad by Anglo-Saxon invaders; some of them reinvaded England in the 11th century as part of the army of William the Conqueror. In France and among Normans, Bretons had a reputation for stupidity, and in some cases this name and its variants and cognate may have originated as derogatory nicknames. The English surname is most common in East Anglia, where many Bretons settled after the Conquest. In Scotland it may also have denoted a member of one of the Celtic-speaking peoples of Strathclyde, who were known as Bryttas or Brettas well into the 13th century.

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


Similar surnames: Britt, Bratt, Brent, Frett, Best, Pratt, Brott, Great, Burgett

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Farm Labourer

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brett family was Farm Labourer. Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brett. The most common Brett occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Brett's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Between 1946 and 2004, Brett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brett in 1946 was 41, and 71 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brett

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