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Britain Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Brittain .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Britain family from?

You can see how Britain families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Britain family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Britain families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 51 Britain families living in Lancashire. This was about 20% of all the recorded Britain's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Britain families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Britain surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Britain ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Britain. 60% of Britain men worked as a Farmer and 81% of Britain women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Britain were Plumber Master and Unpaid Household Duti. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farmer
  • Plumber Master

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Household Duti
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What Britain family records will you find?

Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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.

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