Britton Family History

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Britton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Brittain.

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

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

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Britton Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Britton name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Britton. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Britton Family Origin

Where is the Britton family from?

Britton Family Occupations

What did your Britton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Britton occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Britton's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Britton. A less common occupation for the Britton family was Farmer.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Britton Historical Records

What Britton family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Britton Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Britton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Britton 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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