Breeden Family History

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Breeden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bredon in Worcestershire or from Breedon on the Hill in Leicestershire, both of which are named from an unattested Celtic word brez ‘hill’ + the tautologous addition of Old English dun. Americanized form of German Breden.

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

Similar surnames: Breden, Creedon, Breese, Brenden, Brogden, Breed, Branden, Brekken

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Breeden Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Breeden name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Breeden. 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


  • Sweden


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Breeden Family Origin

Where is the Breeden family from?

Breeden Family Occupations

What did your Breeden ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Breeden family was Blacksmith. The most common Breeden occupation in the UK was Farrier. 8% of Breeden's were Farriers. Farrier, Gas Fitter and Cricket Bat Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breeden.

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  • Farrier

  • Gas Fitter

  • Cricket Bat Maker

  • Blacksmith


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

Breeden Historical Records

What Breeden family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Breeden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breeden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Breeden. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Breeden. For the veterans among your Breeden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breeden Life Expectancy

What is the average Breeden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Breeden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Breeden in 1943 was 20, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breeden

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breeden 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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