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Brewton Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of the habitational name Bruton, from a place in Somerset, so named with a Celtic river name meaning ‘brisk’ + Old English tun ‘farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Brenton, Bruton, Broxton, Benton, Newton, Bratton, Brayton, Preston

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Where is the Brewton family from?

You can see how Brewton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brewton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brewton families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Brewton families living in Arkansas. This was about 31% of all the recorded Brewton's in the USA. Arkansas and 1 other state had the highest population of Brewton families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brewton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brewton ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brewton. 27% of Brewton men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Brewton women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brewton were Operator 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
    27%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    15%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Brewton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brewton 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 405 immigration records available for the last name Brewton. 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 Brewton. For the veterans among your Brewton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brewton lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Brewton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brewton in 1949 was 58, and 81 in 2004.

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