Britt Family History

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Britt Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for a Celtic-speaking Briton or a Breton, from Middle English brit, bret, Old French bret (see Brett). German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Brixius (see Brice).

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

Similar surnames: Brett, Britz, Ritt, Brott, Tritt, Bratt, Bries, Witt, Brito, Kritz

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Britt Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Britt name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Britt. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


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Britt Family Origin

Where is the Britt family from?

Britt Family Occupations

What did your Britt ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Britt family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Brickmaker and Gardener were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Britt. The most common Britt occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Britt's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Brickmaker

  • Gardener

  • Farmer


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

Britt Historical Records

What Britt family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Britt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Britt 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Britt. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Britt. For the veterans among your Britt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Britt Life Expectancy

What is the average Britt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Britt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Britt in 1942 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Britt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Britt 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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