Brevitt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Brevitt is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a person who was the Brevetour or private clerk. This person would write brevets for his lord, as well as write down household expenses.

Early Origins of the Brevitt family

The surname Brevitt was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Brevitt family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brevitt research. Another 215 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1221, 1275, 1285, 1327, 1357, and 1500 are included under the topic Early Brevitt History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Brevitt Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Brevitt include Breviter, Brevitor, Brevetur, Brevetor, Brefeter, Breftour and many more.

Early Notables of the Brevitt family (pre 1700)

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United States Brevitt migration to the United States +

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Brevitt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Brevitt, aged 43, who arrived in Maryland in 1812 [1]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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