Breland Family History

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Breland Name Meaning

French: from Old French brelenc ‘card table’ (or a specific card game), hence a name for a card player or gambler. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms named Breland, from bre ‘glacier’ or breid ‘wide’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Bruland, Ireland, Erland, Belland, Boland, Bjelland, Ryland, Ueland

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Breland Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Breland name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Breland. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Benin/Togo


  • Germanic Europe


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Breland Family Origin

Where is the Breland family from?

Breland Family Occupations

What did your Breland ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Breland occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Breland's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Breland family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breland.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer

  • Laborer


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

Breland Historical Records

What Breland family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Breland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breland 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 534 immigration records available for the last name Breland. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Breland. For the veterans among your Breland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breland Life Expectancy

What is the average Breland lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Breland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Breland in 1940 was 38, and 67 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breland 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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