Breiter Family History

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Breiter Name Meaning

South German: from Breite, a noun derivative of Middle High German breit ‘broad’, denoting a broad, flat, fertile area of farmland, hence a topographic or status name for someone who lived on and farmed such land.

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

Similar surnames: Beiter, Reiter, Breiner, Kreiter, Brester, Reuter, Reiser, Kreider

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Breiter Family Origin

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Breiter Family Occupations

What did your Breiter ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Breiter occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Breiter's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Breiter family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, At Home and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breiter.

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  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Carpenter

  • Cigar Maker


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

Breiter Historical Records

What Breiter family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Breiter. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breiter 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 454 immigration records available for the last name Breiter. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Breiter. For the veterans among your Breiter ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breiter Life Expectancy

What is the average Breiter lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Breiter life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Breiter in 1958 was 57, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breiter

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breiter 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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