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Brittain Family History

Brittain Name Meaning
English: ethnic name for a Celtic-speaking Briton or Breton (see Brett). In more recent times, this surname was adopted by immigrants to Britain as a token of their new patriotism.

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

554,607 Historical Documents with Brittain on Ancestry.com
114,868 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,610 Military Records
5,823 Immigration Records
71,683 Census and Voter Lists
351,623 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Brittain Families

  • Number of Brittain families
     41 - 79
     14 - 40
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Brittain families
     139 - 276
     47 - 138
     1 - 46
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Brittain families
     26 - 49
     9 - 25
     1 - 8
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Brittain census records

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Brittain Family Origin

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Brittain Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Brittain

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Brittain Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Brittain census records

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Brittain Civil War Service Records

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