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Bryant Family History

Bryant Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): from the Celtic personal name Brian (from brigo- ‘high’ + the suffix -ant-) with excrescent -t. Breton bearers of this name were among the Normans who invaded England in 1066. They went on to settle in Ireland in the 12th century where the name mingled with the native Irish form Briain (see O'Brien ). The latter had also been borrowed as Brján by the Vikings who introduced it independently into northwestern England before the Norman Conquest. This surname is also common among African Americans. Breton: very rare variant of Briant (see Briand ) and in North America (also) an altered form of this.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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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.
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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
  • Bricklayer
  • Incapacitated
  • Gardener

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Incapacitated
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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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