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This interesting surname is of French origin and is an ethnic name for a Breton. The Bretons were originally Celts driven from South West England to North West France in the 6th Century by invading Anglo-Saxons. Some returned with the army of William the Conqueror in the Invasion of 1066 and many of those then settled in East Anglia where the English surname Brett is now widespread. Occasionally, the name may derive from the Celtic speaking people of Strathclyde, Scotland, who were known as Byrttas and Brettas until the 13th Century.

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Captain Maurice (Footsie) Britt. Born in the 1920's & died in the 1990's. Played professional football for Michigan team. Served inn U S army in Europe. Injured his arm rescuing injured troops behind German line. Killed several enemy and captured many more. was awarded the CMH. Served as Lt. Governor in Arkansas with governor Rockefeller in mid-sixties.


Maurice Britt, CMH WW II, Lt. Governor


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