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Britt Family History

Britt Name Meaning

English: ethnic name for a Celtic-speaking Briton or a Breton from Middle English brit bret Old French bret (see Brett ). German: from a vernacular form of the personal name Brixius (see Brice ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Brett, Britz, Ritt, Brott, Tritt, Bratt, Bries, Witt, Brito, Kritz

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Where is the Britt family from?

You can see how Britt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Britt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Britt families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 63 Britt families living in North Carolina. This was about 26% of all the recorded Britt's in USA. North Carolina had the highest population of Britt families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Britt surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Britt ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Britt. 23% of Britt men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Britt women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Britt were Salesman and Cook. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Farming
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Cook
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Census Records

There are 102,000 census records available for the last name Britt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Britt 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Britt. 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 26,000 military records available for the last name Britt. For the veterans among your Britt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Britt lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Britt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Britt in 1942 was 31, and 72 in 2004.

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