Breitenstein Family History

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Breitenstein Name Meaning

German: topographic name from Middle High German breit ‘broad’ + stein ‘rock’, or a habitational name from a place named Breitenstein or Breidenstein (with the same meaning), for example in Hesse.

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

Similar surnames: Eisenstein, Lichtenstein, Bernstein, Weinstein, Rosenstein

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Breitenstein Family Origin

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Breitenstein Family Occupations

What did your Breitenstein ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breitenstein. A less common occupation for the Breitenstein family was Blacksmith. The most common Breitenstein occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Breitenstein's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Breitenstein Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Breitenstein. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breitenstein 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 934 immigration records available for the last name Breitenstein. 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 Breitenstein. For the veterans among your Breitenstein ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breitenstein Life Expectancy

What is the average Breitenstein lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Breitenstein life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Breitenstein in 1950 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breitenstein

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breitenstein 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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