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Berrett Name Meaning

French: from berrett ‘hooded cloak’ (Latin birrus), later ‘headdress’, ‘bonnet’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such headgear or a nickname for an habitual wearer. In the modern sense of a flat brimless hat, béret was not coined until the 19th century.

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


Similar surnames: Berretta, Barrett, Bennett, Brett, Berreth, Ferrett, Burritt, Errett

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Where is the Berrett family from?

You can see how Berrett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berrett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berrett families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Berrett families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Berrett's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Berrett families in 1840.
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What did your Berrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berrett. 25% of Berrett men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Berrett women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berrett were Carpenter and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Farmer
    25%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    13%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Saleslady
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berrett. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Berrett. For the veterans among your Berrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berrett lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Berrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Berrett in 1955 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

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