Breitenfeldt Family History

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Breitenfeldt Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places meaning ‘broad, open pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Reinfeld, Breitenbach, Greenfield, Weinfeld, Lichtenfeld, Neuenfeldt

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Breitenfeldt Family Origin

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Breitenfeldt Family Occupations

What did your Breitenfeldt ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Breitenfeldt occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Breitenfeldt's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Breitenfeldt family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Laborer and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breitenfeldt.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    17%
  • Machinist

    17%
  • Shoemaker

    17%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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Breitenfeldt Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Breitenfeldt. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breitenfeldt 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Breitenfeldt. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Breitenfeldt. For the veterans among your Breitenfeldt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breitenfeldt Life Expectancy

What is the average Breitenfeldt lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Breitenfeldt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Breitenfeldt in 1962 was 61, and 48 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breitenfeldt

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breitenfeldt 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.

Famous Breitenfeldt Family

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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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