Breighner Family History

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Breighner Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Brüchner, a topographic name from Middle High German bruoch ‘swamp’.

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


Similar surnames: Breiner, Beichler, Reiner, Breiter, Steighner, Beisner, Zeichner

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Breighner Family Origin

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Breighner Family Occupations

What did your Breighner ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breighner. The most common Breighner occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Breighner's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Breighner family was House Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    22%
  • Laborer

    22%
  • House Carpenter

    11%

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

Breighner Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Breighner Life Expectancy

What is the average Breighner lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Breighner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Breighner in 1962 was 81, and 66 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breighner

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breighner 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.

Famous Breighner Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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