Brereton Family History

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Brereton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places called Brereton, in Cheshire and Staffordshire. The former is named with Old English br?r, brer ‘briar’ + tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’; the latter originally had as its final element Old English dun ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Brenton, Brierton, Overton, Beaston, Branton, Brinton, Cureton

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Brereton Family Origin

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Brereton Family Occupations

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  • Physician And Surgeon

    18%
  • Apprentis

    9%
  • Cultivateur

    9%
  • Drygoods

    9%

In 1881, Physician And Surgeon, Apprentis and Cultivateur were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brereton. A less common occupation for the Brereton family was Drygoods. The most common Brereton occupation in Canada was Physician And Surgeon. 18% of Brereton's were Physician And Surgeons.

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Brereton Historical Records

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Brereton Life Expectancy

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Famous Brereton Family

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