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Breland Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Breler itself an old (extinct) variant of Brehler: topographic name concentrated in the area around Fulda from Middle High German brüel ‘watery wet meadow’. Compare Breeland . Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Bre(i)land from brei ‘wide’ or bre ‘glacier’ + land ‘(piece of) land farmstead’.

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


Similar surnames: Bruland, Ireland, Erland, Belland, Boland, Bjelland, Ryland, Ueland

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Where is the Breland family from?

You can see how Breland families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breland family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Breland families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Breland families living in Mississippi. This was about 57% of all the recorded Breland's in USA. Mississippi had the highest population of Breland families in 1840.
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What did your Breland ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Breland. 30% of Breland men worked as a Farmer and 19% of Breland women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breland were Truck Driver and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farming
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    19%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Teacher
    8%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Breland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breland census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 534 immigration records available for the last name Breland. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Breland. For the veterans among your Breland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breland lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Breland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Breland in 1940 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

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