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Origins and History


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"BRITTAN. From Norm. French le Brit or le Bret, and le Breton, a native of Brittany. Hugo Bret witnessed a grant by Earl David for the use of the church of Glasgow a. 1123 (REG., 2), and as Hugo Brit witnessed King David's charter of the lands and liberties of Coldinghamschyr in 1126 (Raine, 16). As Hugo Britone or Brittone he also witnessed several other charters between that date and 1153 (Lawric, p. 293). Gaufridus Britt' witnessed a charter by Alan filius Walteri between 1177-99 (RMP., p. 12), and c. 1200 Radulf Bret or Britone witnessed charters by William the Lion and William de Veteri Ponte (LSC., 33, 41, 44). Thomas le Bret witnessed a grant by Hugh Bygris in 1228 (Kelso, 186), and Eliz Britun of Berwickshire rendered homage in 1296 (Bain, n, p. 207). William Bretone of Linlescu, who also rendered homage in 1296, may be William le Bretoun on whose behalf a writ was issued by the sheriff of Edinburgh in the same year (ibid., p. 203, 218). William Brittan from Turriff served in the first Great War (Turriff). As Bretagne and Normandy were adjacent provinces it was natural that many Bretons came to England with the Normans. Old Irish britt meant a Briton, and one of the brethren of lona in the time of Columba was named Brito, probably indicating that he was a Briton, not a Gael. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brittan Family Tree

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brittan

Wikipedia Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, QC, PC, DL (born 25 September 1939 in North London, United Kingdom) is a British barrister, politician and former Conservative Member of Parliament, as well as former member of the European Commission.
Wikipedia Suzan Brittan is a female actress and trained vocalist from Vestal, New York.
Wikipedia Harold Pemberton Brittan (November 11, 1894 in Derby, England ? April 1964 in New York) was a U.

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