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Re: Bretteville => Brettell => Brittle
Your name owes its spelling to the word brittle, but for the meaning we'll have to look somewhere else. It is actually a variant of Brettell, which has French origins: De Breteuille, De Breteuil and Bretteville are some early forms of this name in France. Bret may mean 'Briton', ville means 'town. It is a toponym.
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