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Breitbach Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place in Bavaria named Breitbach, from Middle High German breit ‘broad’ + bach ‘stream’. Compare Breitenbach.

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


Similar surnames: Breitenbach, Steinbach, Leimbach, Heinbach, Krebsbach, Leinbach

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Breitbach Family Origin

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Breitbach Family Occupations

What did your Breitbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Breitbach occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Breitbach's were Farmers. Farmer and Dry Goods Merchant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Breitbach. A less common occupation for the Breitbach family was Plow Fitter.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Dry Goods Merchant

    17%
  • Plow Fitter

    17%

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

Breitbach Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Breitbach Life Expectancy

What is the average Breitbach lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Breitbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Breitbach in 1956 was 49, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breitbach

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breitbach 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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