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 1881, a less common occupation for the Brenton family was Son. Farmer, Mould Maker and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brenton. The most common Brenton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Brenton's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Mould Maker

  • School

  • Son


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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brenton 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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