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Bryant Family History

Bryant Name Meaning

English (mainly southwestern England): variant of Bryan.

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


Similar surnames: Bryans, Briant, Bryan, Brant, Brian, Brians, Brand, Bryon, Ryant

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Where is the Bryant family from?

You can see how Bryant families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bryant family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bryant families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 2,496 Bryant families living in London. This was about 18% of all the recorded Bryant's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bryant families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bryant surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bryant ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bryant. 7% of Bryant men worked as a General Labourer and 65% of Bryant women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bryant were Gardener and Incapacitated. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
    7%
  • Bricklayer
    4%
  • Incapacitated
    3%
  • Gardener
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    65%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 878,000 census records available for the last name Bryant. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bryant census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 51,000 immigration records available for the last name Bryant. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 155,000 military records available for the last name Bryant. For the veterans among your Bryant ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bryant lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bryant life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bryant in 1940 was 39, and 71 in 2004.

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