Berrett Family History
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