Breese Family History

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Breese Name Meaning

English: nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English breeze ‘gadfly’ (Old English breosa). Americanized spelling of the Welsh patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reese). German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hannover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the place name is derived from West Slavic brjaza ‘birch’.

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

Similar surnames: Reese, Breeze, Beese, Briese, Breece, Freese, Leese, Rees, Brees

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Breese Family Origin

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Breese Family Occupations

What did your Breese ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Breese occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Breese's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Breese family was Blacksmith. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breese.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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Breese Historical Records

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Breese Life Expectancy

What is the average Breese lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, Breese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Breese in 1947 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

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