Brierton Family History

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Brierton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brierton in County Durham (formerly in West Yorkshire) or Brearton in North Yorkshire, which are both named with Old English brer ‘briar’ + tun ‘farmstead’, or Brereton in Cheshire, which has the same origin (see Brereton).

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


Similar surnames: Brereton, Brighton, Branton, Brewton, Brinton, Brenton, Brayton

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Brierton Family Origin

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Brierton Family Occupations

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

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  • Boot Finisher

    14%
  • Butcher

    14%
  • Dock Porter

    14%
  • Fishmonger

    14%

In 1881, Boot Finisher, Butcher and Dock Porter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brierton. A less common occupation for the Brierton family was Fishmonger. The most common Brierton occupation in the UK was Boot Finisher. 14% of Brierton's were Boot Finishers.

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Brierton Historical Records

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Brierton Life Expectancy

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