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Brittingham Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in Norfolk and Suffolk named Brettenham from Old English Bretta ‘of the Britons’ (genitive of Brettas) + tūn ‘farmstead’.

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

Similar surnames: Whittingham, Brantingham, Cottingham, Brigham, Gillingham, Nottingham

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Where is the Brittingham family from?

You can see how Brittingham families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brittingham family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brittingham families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 30 Brittingham families living in Maryland. This was about 59% of all the recorded Brittingham's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Brittingham families in 1840.
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What did your Brittingham ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Brittingham. 19% of Brittingham men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Brittingham women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brittingham were Clerk and Clerk. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Brittingham. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brittingham 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brittingham. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Brittingham. For the veterans among your Brittingham ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brittingham lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Brittingham life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1945. The average life expectancy for Brittingham in 1942 was 39, and 75 in 2004.

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