Brereton Family History

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Brereton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The former is named with Old English br?r, brer ‘briar’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter originally had as its final element Old English dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Brenton, Brierton, Overton, Beaston, Branton, Brinton, Cureton

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Brereton Family Origin

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Brereton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Keeps House

    12%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeps House and Boot & Shoe Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brereton. A less common occupation for the Brereton family was Carpenter. The most common Brereton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Brereton's were Farmers.

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Brereton Historical Records

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Brereton Life Expectancy

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