Brewton Family History

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Brewton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of the habitational name Bruton, from a place in Somerset, so named with a Celtic river name meaning ‘brisk’ + Old English tun ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Brenton, Bruton, Broxton, Benton, Newton, Bratton, Brayton, Preston

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Brewton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Brewton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Brewton. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Brewton Family Origin

Where is the Brewton family from?

Brewton Family Occupations

What did your Brewton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Brewton occupation in the UK was Farmer. 33% of Brewton's were Farmers. Farmer and Labourer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brewton. A less common occupation for the Brewton family was Wheelwright & Farmer.

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  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Wheelwright & Farmer


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

Brewton Historical Records

What Brewton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Brewton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brewton 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Brewton. 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 Brewton. For the veterans among your Brewton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brewton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brewton lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Brewton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brewton in 1949 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brewton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brewton 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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