Britain Family History

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Britain Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Brittain.

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

Similar surnames: Brittin, Britton, Britten, Brittan, Brittian, Brian, Brison, Brisbin

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Britain Family Origin

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Britain Family Occupations

What did your Britain ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Britain. A less common occupation for the Britain family was Annuitant. The most common Britain occupation in the UK was Farmer. 12% of Britain's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Annuitant


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

Britain Historical Records

What Britain family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Britain. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Britain 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Britain. 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 48,000 military records available for the last name Britain. For the veterans among your Britain ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Britain Life Expectancy

What is the average Britain lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Britain life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Britain in 1949 was 65, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Britain

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Britain 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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