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Bratt Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): of uncertain origin; possibly a nickname for an unruly child, or somebody who behaved like one, though this sense of brat is not recorded by OED before the 16th century. Alternatively, it may be derived from the older word brat(te) ‘apron’, ‘pinafore’ (of Celtic origin), as a nickname for someone who habitually wore one. Swedish and Norwegian: from the Old Norse personal name Brattr meaning ‘majestic’, ‘proud’ (also, of places, ‘steep’). See also Bradt.

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

Similar surnames: Batt, Brett, Pratt, Britt, Brack, Brott, Myatt, Bradt, Blatt, Gatt

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Where is the Bratt family from?

You can see how Bratt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bratt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bratt families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 20 Bratt families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Bratt's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bratt families in 1840.
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What did your Bratt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bratt. 15% of Bratt men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bratt women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bratt were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Bratt lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bratt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bratt in 1956 was 45, and 74 in 2004.

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