Bryant Family History

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Bryant Name Meaning

English (mainly southwestern England): variant of Bryan.

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

Similar surnames: Bryans, Briant, Bryan, Brant, Brian, Brians, Brand, Bryon, Ryant

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Bryant Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bryant name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bryant. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Germanic Europe


  • Benin/Togo


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Bryant Family Origin

Where is the Bryant family from?

Bryant Family Occupations

What did your Bryant ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bryant. A less common occupation for the Bryant family was Farm Laborer. The most common Bryant occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Bryant's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Bryant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 878,000 census records available for the last name Bryant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryant 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 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Bryant. 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 155,000 military records available for the last name Bryant. For the veterans among your Bryant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bryant Life Expectancy

What is the average Bryant lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bryant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bryant in 1940 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bryant 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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