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Breit Family History

Breit Name Meaning

German: nickname for a stout or fat person, from Middle High German breit ‘broad’.

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


Similar surnames: Brest, Brent, Reil, Beitz, Greif, Breck, Brott, Brenn, Brede, Kreft

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Where is the Breit family from?

You can see how Breit families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breit family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Breit families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 28 Breit families living in New York. This was about 27% of all the recorded Breit's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Breit families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breit surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breit ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Breit. 27% of Breit men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Breit women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breit were Salesman and Maid.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Manager
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    17%
  • Farm Hand
    17%
  • Servant
    13%
  • Maid
    13%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Breit. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breit 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 Breit. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Breit. For the veterans among your Breit ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breit lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Breit life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Breit in 1945 was 22, and 79 in 2004.

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