Breed Family History

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Breed Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various minor places, for example Brede in Sussex, named with Old English br?du ‘breadth’, ‘broad place’ (a derivative of brad ‘broad’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Creed, Brees, Brue, Beed, Breer, Bream, Beer, Breden, Ree, Seed

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Breed Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Breed name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Breed. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Italy


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Breed Family Origin

Where is the Breed family from?

Breed Family Occupations

What did your Breed ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Breed occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 20% of Breed's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Breed family was Farmer. Agricultural Labourer, Gardener and Agricultural Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breed.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Gardener

  • Agricultural Laborer

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Breed ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Breed Historical Records

What Breed family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Breed. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breed census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Breed. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Breed. For the veterans among your Breed ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breed Life Expectancy

What is the average Breed lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Breed life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Breed in 1941 was 53, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breed

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breed ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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