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Brilliant Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Brillant ‘diamond of the finest cut’ (from French brillant, present participle of briller ‘to shine or glitter’), or from the Polish cognate brylant, which has the same meaning, or from the Yiddish cognate brilyant, which has a more general meaning, ‘diamond’, ‘jewel’. Compare Diamond.

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


Similar surnames: Brillant, Brickman, Zwilling, Illian, Brillhart, Billman, Billing

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Brilliant Family Origin

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Brilliant Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Brilliant occupation in Canada was Servant. 100% of Brilliant's were Servants.

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  • Servant

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Brilliant Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Brilliant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brilliant 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Brilliant. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Brilliant. For the veterans among your Brilliant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brilliant Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Brilliant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Brilliant in 1949 was 43, and 87 in 2004.

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