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Breen Family History

Breen Name Meaning
Irish: either a shortened form of McBreen or an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braoin ‘descendant of Braon’, a byname meaning ‘moisture’, ‘drop’.

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

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137,935 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
16,484 Military Records
28,927 Immigration Records
112,147 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Breen Families

  • Number of Breen families
     259 - 516
     87 - 258
     1 - 86
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Breen families
     133 - 264
     45 - 132
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Breen families
     74 - 146
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Breen Family Origin

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Breen Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Breen

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Breen Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Breen Civil War Service Records

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