Brito History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Brito family

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.

Early History of the Brito family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Brito research. Another 204 words (15 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.

Brito Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Brito family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Brito Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Brito migration to the United States +

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, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1857 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Brito (post 1700) +

  • Jerry Brito, American libertarian, entrepreneur and creator/editor of liberzine.com
  • Jorge Horacio Brito (1952-2020), Argentine banker and businessman, CEO of Argentina's largest bank, Banco Macro
  • 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
  • Federico Brito Figueroa (1921-2000), Venezuelan historian and anthropologist

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 [2]


  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)
  2. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html


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