Breitenbach Family History

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Breitenbach Name Meaning

German and Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the numerous places called Breitenbach or Breidenbach, meaning ‘broad stream’, for example in Westphalia, Rhineland, and Hesse. Compare Breitbach.

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

Similar surnames: Breitbach, Reichenbach, Eisenbach, Breidenbach, Weidenbach

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Breitenbach Family Origin

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Breitenbach Family Occupations

What did your Breitenbach ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Breitenbach family was Hotel Keeper. Laborer, Farmer and Grocer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breitenbach. The most common Breitenbach occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Breitenbach's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Hotel Keeper


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

Breitenbach Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Breitenbach Life Expectancy

What is the average Breitenbach lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Breitenbach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Breitenbach in 1957 was 85, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breitenbach

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breitenbach 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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