Bredahl Family History

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Bredahl Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Bredahl, from bre ‘broad’ + dahl ‘valley’. Danish: habitational name from a place so named (with the same derivation as 1).

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

Similar surnames: Rosdahl, Rendahl, Grendahl, Erdahl, Dahl, Grondahl, Urdahl, Breda

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Bredahl Family Origin

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Bredahl Family Occupations

What did your Bredahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bredahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Bredahl's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bredahl family was Works In Tannery. Farmer and Farming were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bredahl.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Works In Tannery


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Bredahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bredahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bredahl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 486 immigration records available for the last name Bredahl. 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 Card

There are 274 military records available for the last name Bredahl. For the veterans among your Bredahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bredahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Bredahl lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Bredahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bredahl in 1953 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bredahl ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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