Brillon Family History

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Brillon Name Meaning

French: from a derivative of Old French beril (feminine berille) ‘trap (for birds)’, hence an occupational name for a bird catcher.

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

Similar surnames: Bouillon, Taillon, Brill, Trillo, Dillon, Bilton, Brion, Naillon

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Brillon Family Origin

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Brillon Family Occupations

What did your Brillon ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Brillon occupation in the USA was Baker. 20% of Brillon's were Bakers. A less common occupation for the Brillon family was Keeping House. Baker, Book Keeper and D.G.Packer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brillon.

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  • Baker

  • Book Keeper

  • D.G.Packer

  • Keeping House


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

Brillon Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brillon. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brillon 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Brillon. 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 267 military records available for the last name Brillon. For the veterans among your Brillon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brillon Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Brillon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Brillon in 1956 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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