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Brittan Family History

Brittan Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Brittain .

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

Similar surnames: Britton, Britten, Brittin, Brittian, Britain, Mittan, Grattan, Britts

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Where is the Brittan family from?

You can see how Brittan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brittan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brittan families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 100 Brittan families living in London. This was about 15% of all the recorded Brittan's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Brittan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brittan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brittan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Brittan. 24% of Brittan men worked as a Bricklayer and 77% of Brittan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brittan were Garage Worker and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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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

  • Bricklayer
  • General Labourer
  • Carpenter joiner
  • Garage Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Unpaid Domestic Du
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Brittan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brittan 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 Brittan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brittan. For the veterans among your Brittan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brittan lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Brittan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Brittan in 1955 was 72, and 80 in 2004.

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