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Breen Name Meaning

Irish: either a shortened form of McBreen or an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braoin ‘descendant of Braon’, a byname meaning ‘moisture’, ‘drop’.

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


Similar surnames: Bree, Green, Boreen, Reen, Brew, Breden, Boden, Bowen, Wren, Bean

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Breen Family Origin

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Breen Family Occupations

What did your Breen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breen. A less common occupation for the Breen family was Carpenter. The most common Breen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Breen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    16%
  • Laborer

    16%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Breen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Breen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Breen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breen 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Breen. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Breen. For the veterans among your Breen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breen Life Expectancy

What is the average Breen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Breen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Breen in 1945 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breen 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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