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Breger Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Berger 1 or Praeger . German: nickname for someone with a loud strident voice from a noun derivative of bregen ‘to roar’. This surname is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). German: from a German thieves’ jargon term meaning ‘beggar’. French (Bréger): metathesized form of Berger In some cases probably also a Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian Bregar .

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

Similar surnames: Brege, Kreger, Bregar, Beger, Brewer, Bieger, Brager, Braeger, Reger

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Where is the Breger family from?

You can see how Breger families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breger family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Breger families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there was 1 Breger family living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Breger's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Breger families in 1891.
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What did your Breger ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Breger. 18% of Breger men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Breger women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breger were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Proprietor
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Breger. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Breger. For the veterans among your Breger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breger lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Breger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Breger in 1960 was 64, and 81 in 2004.

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