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Breitenbach Family History

Breitenbach Name Meaning
German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the numerous places called Breitenbach or Breidenbach, meaning ‘broad stream’, for example in Westphalia, Rhineland, and Hesse. Compare Breitbach.

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

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Name Distribution of Breitenbach Families

  • Number of Breitenbach families
     16 - 29
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Breitenbach last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Breitenbach Family Origin

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Breitenbach Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Breitenbach

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Breitenbach Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Breitenbach census records

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Breitenbach Civil War Service Records

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