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Subject: Re: Bretteville => Brettell => Brittle
Author: Anon.   (guest)
Date: June 19, 2004 at 3:45 PM
Reply to: Help please. by J. 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.

Messages in this thread:
  • Help please. - J. Brittle  Mar 17 2003, 11:27 AM
    • Re: Bretteville => Brettell => Brittle - Anon.  Jun 19 2004, 3:45 PM