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Breiner Family History

Breiner Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a cereal grower from a derivative of Middle High German brīe ‘grits’ later ‘porridge mush’. This surname is also found in Denmark and Sweden.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Brenner, Breiter, Reiner, Greiner, Preiser, Benner, Berner, Reiber

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Where is the Breiner family from?

You can see how Breiner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breiner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Breiner families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Breiner family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Breiner's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Breiner families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breiner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breiner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Breiner. 21% of Breiner men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Breiner women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breiner were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    23%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Waitress
    14%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Breiner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breiner 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 Breiner. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Breiner. For the veterans among your Breiner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breiner lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Breiner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Breiner in 1948 was 44, and 69 in 2004.

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