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Breck Family History

Breck Name Meaning

Scottish: nickname from Gaelic breac ‘speckled’. English: unexplained. German: topographic name related to Middle Low German brake ‘uncultivated land’.

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


Similar surnames: Beck, Brick, Reck, Brock, Boeck, Brack, Bruck, Brede, Rock, Boock

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Where is the Breck family from?

You can see how Breck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breck family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Breck families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Breck families living in New Hampshire. This was about 27% of all the recorded Breck's in the USA. New Hampshire had the highest population of Breck families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Breck. 22% of Breck men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Breck women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breck were Truck Driver and Saleslady.

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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

  • Laborer
    22%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    13%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Stenographer
    8%
  • Saleslady
    6%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Breck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breck 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Breck. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Breck. For the veterans among your Breck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breck lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Breck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Breck in 1946 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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