Brinton Family History

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Brinton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brinton in Norfolk, named in Old English as Br¯ningtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with (-ing-) Br¯ni’ (a personal name based on Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of various other places with names of the same origin, such as Brineton in Staffordshire, Brimpton in Berkshire, Brenton in Devon, Brington in Cambridgeshire or (Great and Little) Brington in Northamptonshire.

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

Similar surnames: Brenton, Branton, Brunton, Winton, Pointon, Quinton, Brandon, Bilton

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Brinton Family Origin

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Brinton Family Occupations

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In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Brinton. 18% of Brinton men worked as a General Labourer and 74% of Brinton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brinton were Boatbuilder Shipwright and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Aircraft Fitter
  • Boatbuilder Shipwright

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Incapacitated
  • Private Means
  • Dressmaker

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brinton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Brinton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brinton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brinton. 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 Brinton. For the veterans among your Brinton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brinton Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Brinton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brinton in 1950 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

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