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Breeden Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Bredon in Worcestershire or from Breedon on the Hill in Leicestershire, both of which are named from an unattested Celtic word brez ‘hill’ + the tautologous addition of Old English dun. Americanized form of German Breden.

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

Similar surnames: Breden, Creedon, Breese, Brenden, Brogden, Breed, Branden, Brekken

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Where is the Breeden family from?

You can see how Breeden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breeden family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Breeden families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 15 Breeden families living in Tennessee. This was about 25% of all the recorded Breeden's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Breeden families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breeden surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breeden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Breeden. 30% of Breeden men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Breeden women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breeden were Farming and Waitress.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Breeden. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breeden 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Breeden. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Breeden. For the veterans among your Breeden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breeden lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Breeden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Breeden in 1943 was 20, and 68 in 2004.

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