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

What did your Brierton ancestors do for a living?

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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  • Boot Finisher

  • Butcher

  • Dock Porter

  • Fishmonger


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.

Brierton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Brierton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brierton 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 322 immigration records available for the last name Brierton. 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 440 military records available for the last name Brierton. For the veterans among your Brierton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brierton Life Expectancy

What is the average Brierton lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Brierton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brierton in 1963 was 55, and 91 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brierton 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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