Breer Family History

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Breer Name Meaning

German: reduced form of Breger or Breder, a variant of Brede. Variant spelling of English Brear, from Old English br?r ‘thorn bush’, hence a nickname for a sharp or prickly person.

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

Similar surnames: Brier, Freer, Brewer, Beer, Breed, Speer, Bremer, Bryer, Bruer, Steer

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Breer Family Origin

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Breer Family Occupations

What did your Breer ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Dairy

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Breer Historical Records

What Breer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Breer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breer 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 514 immigration records available for the last name Breer. 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 389 military records available for the last name Breer. For the veterans among your Breer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breer Life Expectancy

What is the average Breer lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Breer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Breer in 1955 was 53, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breer 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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