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Breitkreutz Family History

Breitkreutz Name Meaning
German: probably a nickname for a person with a broad butt. Breitkreutz replaced an earlier, more transparent form of the surname, Breitarsch, the use of Kreuz (literally ‘cross’) as a euphemism for ‘buttocks’ first occurring in the 17th century.

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

11,310 Historical Documents with Breitkreutz on Ancestry.com
2,967 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
266 Military Records
197 Immigration Records
2,234 Census and Voter Lists
5,646 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Breitkreutz Families

  • Number of Breitkreutz families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Breitkreutz families
     3 - 2
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Breitkreutz census records

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Breitkreutz Family Origin

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Breitkreutz Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Breitkreutz

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Breitkreutz Family Occupations

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Military Service by Breitkreutz

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