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The surname Brito was first found in Castille, in northern Spain. The name most likely came to Spain from Portugal, where there are numerous places so named.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Britto, Brito and others.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brito research. Another 509 words (36 lines of text) covering the years 1033, 1469, 1575, 1597, 1608, 1613, 1641, 1645, 1647, and 1693 are included under the topic Early Brito History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Brito Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Brito Settlers in United States in the 16th Century

  • Gonzalo Brito, who is on record in Central America in 1583

Brito Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lucia Brito, who arrived in New Orleans in 1778 in a wave of emigration from the Canary Islands

Brito Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • R. Brito, who arrived at the port of New Orleans in 1857, most likely from Cuba
  • R Brito, aged 28, landed in New Orleans, La in 1857
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  • Jerry Brito, American libertarian, entrepreneur and creator/editor of liberzine.com
  • María Eugenia Brito, Chilean poet, and professor of Literature at the University of Chile
  • Max Brito (b. 1971), Ivory Coast Rugby Union player
  • Luís Miguel Brito, Portuguese footballer
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Brito Historic Events



RMS Titanic

  • Mr. José Joaquim Brito (d. 1912), aged 32, Portuguese Second Class passenger from Madeira, Portugal who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking
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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
    2. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    3. de Cadenas, Vicente Y Viicent. Heraldic Patronimica Española Y Sus Patronimicos Compuestos. Madrid: Hidalguía, 1976. Print.
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Chronological list of passengers to Spanish America (including Florida and Louisiana, 1538-1559). From documents in the "Indian Archives". Sevilla. Print.
    8. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    10. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
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    The Brito Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Brito Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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