Spelling variations of this family name include: Brett, Britt, Bret, Brit and others.
First found in Essex where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Brett, who settled in the Barbados in 1635; Isabel Brett settled in Salem, Mass. in 1630; Emma Brett settled in Virginia in 1655; Alex Brett settled in Virginia in 1638.
(Above is a small excerpt from our 1800 word history)
* Captain Maurice Lee Britt (1919-1995), who was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1943
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