Brenton Family History

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Brenton Name Meaning

English (Devon): habitational name primarily from Brenton near Exminster, possibly named in Old English as Br¯ningtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with Br¯ni’ (a personal name from Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of the places mentioned at Brinton.

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


Similar surnames: Brinton, Branton, Benton, Brunton, Kenton, Renton, Brewton, Benson

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Brenton Family Origin

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Brenton Family Occupations

What did your Brenton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Brenton. 34% of Brenton men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Brenton women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brenton were Farmers Son and Income

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    8%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Farmers Son
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Farmer
    7%
  • Income
    7%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Brenton Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Brenton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brenton 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Brenton. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Brenton. For the veterans among your Brenton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brenton Life Expectancy

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Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Brenton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Brenton in 1948 was 46, and 86 in 2004.

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