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Bredeson Name Meaning

Americanized form of Norwegian Bredesen .

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


Similar surnames: Bredesen, Erekson, Reesor, Beeson, Breden, Greason, Creason, Reierson

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Where is the Bredeson family from?

You can see how Bredeson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bredeson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bredeson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 38 Bredeson families living in Minnesota. This was about 57% of all the recorded Bredeson's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Bredeson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bredeson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bredeson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bredeson. 34% of Bredeson men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Bredeson women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bredeson were Farming and Housewife. .

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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
    34%
  • Farm Laborer
    16%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    22%
  • Owner
    22%
  • Stenographer
    15%
  • Housewife
    15%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bredeson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bredeson 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 365 immigration records available for the last name Bredeson. 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 397 military records available for the last name Bredeson. For the veterans among your Bredeson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bredeson lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bredeson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bredeson in 1956 was 30, and 86 in 2004.

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