Brillant Family History

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Brillant Name Meaning

French: nickname for a charismatic person, from brillant ‘shining’. Compare Brilliant.

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


Similar surnames: Brilliant, Vaillant, Gallant, Merillat, Billard, Tallant, Brisbane

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Brillant Family Origin

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Brillant Family Occupations

What did your Brillant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Brillant family was Laborer. The most common Brillant occupation in the USA was Works In Cotton Mill. 50% of Brillant's were Works In Cotton Mills. Works In Cotton Mill and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brillant.

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  • Works In Cotton Mill

    50%
  • Keeping House

    25%
  • Laborer

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Brillant ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Brillant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brillant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brillant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Brillant. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brillant. For the veterans among your Brillant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brillant Life Expectancy

What is the average Brillant lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brillant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Brillant in 1958 was 44, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brillant

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brillant ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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