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Britton Family History

Britton Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Breton and ethnic name for a Breton from Old French Breton the oblique case form of Old French Bret; compare Brittain and Brett .

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


Similar surnames: Brittin, Brittan, Bratton, Britten, Britain, Brewton, Bristol

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Where is the Britton family from?

You can see how Britton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Britton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Britton families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 1,017 Britton families living in Gloucestershire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Britton's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Britton families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Britton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Britton ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Britton. 10% of Britton men worked as a General Labourer and 68% of Britton women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Britton were Bricklayer and Housewife. .

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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

  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Builders Labourer
    5%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Bricklayer
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
  • Housewife
    2%
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Census Records

There are 209,000 census records available for the last name Britton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Britton 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 17,000 immigration records available for the last name Britton. 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 33,000 military records available for the last name Britton. For the veterans among your Britton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Britton lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Britton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Britton in 1940 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

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