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Brinton Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Brinton in Norfolk, named in Old English as Br¯ningtun ‘settlement (Old English tun) associated with (-ing-) Br¯ni’ (a personal name based on Old English bryne ‘fire’, ‘flame’), or from any of various other places with names of the same origin, such as Brineton in Staffordshire, Brimpton in Berkshire, Brenton in Devon, Brington in Cambridgeshire or (Great and Little) Brington in Northamptonshire.

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

Similar surnames: Brenton, Branton, Brunton, Winton, Pointon, Quinton, Brandon, Bilton

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Brinton Family Origin

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Brinton Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

  • Mariner

  • At School

  • Seaman


In 1881, a less common occupation for the Brinton family was Seaman. Farmer, Mariner and At School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Brinton. The most common Brinton occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Brinton's were Farmers.

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Brinton Historical Records

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