Breit Family History

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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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Breit Family Origin

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Breit Family Occupations

What did your Breit ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Breit family was Blacksmith. The most common Breit occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Breit's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Undertaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breit.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Undertaker

  • Blacksmith


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

Breit Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Breit Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breit 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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