Breckenridge Family History

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Breckenridge Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, so named with northern Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (Old Norse brækni) + rigg ‘ridge’ (Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place in northern England.

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

Similar surnames: Brackenridge, Breckinridge, Buckridge, Greenidge, Claridge, Lockridge

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Breckenridge Family Origin

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Breckenridge Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Breckenridge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Breckenridge's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breckenridge. A less common occupation for the Breckenridge family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Breckenridge Historical Records

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Breckenridge Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, Breckenridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Breckenridge in 1942 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

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