Brekken Family History

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Brekken Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farms named Brekken (‘the slope’), from the definite singular form of Brekke.

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

Similar surnames: Brekke, Brenden, Becken, Breden, Breeden, Bracken, Reker, Breckon

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Brekken Family Origin

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Brekken Family Occupations

What did your Brekken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Brekken. The most common Brekken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 88% of Brekken's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Farm Laborer


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

Brekken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 908 census records available for the last name Brekken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brekken 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 187 immigration records available for the last name Brekken. 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 128 military records available for the last name Brekken. For the veterans among your Brekken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Brekken Life Expectancy

What is the average Brekken lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Brekken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Brekken in 1961 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Brekken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Brekken 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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