Origins of the Brilliant surname

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    In 1921, most Brilliants lived in london

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    Common jobs for Brilliants

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    Commmon female occupations for Brilliants in 1921



    Art Needleworker


    Music Hall Artist


    Bridle Hitcher


    Dress Maker (3 Assistants)


    Commmon male occupations for Brilliants in 1921



    Cabinet Maker


    Sales Clerks




    Unskilled Occupations In Manufacture Of Textiles


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