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Breitenstein Family History

Breitenstein Name Meaning
German: topographic name from Middle High German breit ‘broad’ + stein ‘rock’, or a habitational name from a place named Breitenstein or Breidenstein (with the same meaning), for example in Hesse.

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

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8,549 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,203 Military Records
851 Immigration Records
3,863 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Breitenstein Families

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

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Breitenstein Family Origin

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Breitenstein Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Breitenstein

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Breitenstein Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Breitenstein census records

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Breitenstein Civil War Service Records

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