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Breckenridge Family History

Breckenridge Name Meaning
Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, so named with northern Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (Old Norse brækni) + rigg ‘ridge’ (Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place in northern England.

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

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2,170 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Breckenridge Families

  • Number of Breckenridge families
     40 - 78
     14 - 39
     1 - 13
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Breckenridge families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Breckenridge families
     84 - 166
     29 - 83
     1 - 28
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Breckenridge Family Origin

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Breckenridge Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Breckenridge

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Breckenridge Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Breckenridge Civil War Service Records

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