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Find more Breighner relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 9 more people named Breighner in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 218 people named Breighner in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 4% more people named Breighner in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 227 people named Breighner were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 46 adults were unmarried
  • 57% owned their homes, valued on average at $2,394
  • 220 rented out rooms to boarders
  • 33% were children

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As Breighner families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • Most mothers originated from Maryland
  • 3% were first-generation Americans
  • 26 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • They most commonly lived in Maryland