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Offline Jean Dale

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« on: Wednesday 27 June 18 12:57 BST (UK) »
Can anybody tell me what "Mat Brit" on a census return means?  It was noted against ancestors of mine who came from Russian Poland in the 1880's.

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« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 12:58 BST (UK) »
I'm guessing it's supposed to say "nat brit" short for naturalised British Citizen.
Campbell, Dunn, Dickson, Fell, Forest, Norie, Pratt, Somerville, Thompson, Tyler among others

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« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 13:04 BST (UK) »
That was my original thought,  but on another census, (which of course I can't lay my hands on at the moment), it's written as "Wat Brit".

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« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 13:14 BST (UK) »
It will definitely be Nat Brit meaning Naturalised British Subject . If you put Nat Brit in "
Keyword"  in the census you will get numerous people, usually entered as Nat Brit Sub

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« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 13:41 BST (UK) »
Thank you.

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« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 13:55 BST (UK) »
That was my original thought,  but on another census, (which of course I can't lay my hands on at the moment), it's written as "Wat Brit".

Sometimes the capital letters W, M and even N can be easily confused - it depends on the writing.  :)

There are several other common mix ups such as the capital T and S.

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« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 27 June 18 16:28 BST (UK) »
On the same census return I found details of another Russian family, it was written quite clearly beside them as "Nat Brit".  Teach me to check properly in future.  Thanks everybody for your help.