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Brierton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brierton in County Durham (formerly in West Yorkshire) or Brearton in North Yorkshire, which are both named with Old English brer ‘briar’ + tun ‘farmstead’, or Brereton in Cheshire, which has the same origin (see Brereton).

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

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Brierton Family Origin

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Brierton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    32%
  • Butcher

    5%
  • Carver And Gilder

    5%
  • Cotton Mill

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Carver And Gilder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brierton. A less common occupation for the Brierton family was Cotton Mill. The most common Brierton occupation in the USA was Farmer. 32% of Brierton's were Farmers.

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Brierton Historical Records

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Brierton Life Expectancy

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