Breckenridge Family History

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Breckenridge Name Meaning

Scottish, northern Irish, and English: habitational name from Brackenrig in Lanarkshire, so named with northern Middle English braken ‘bracken’ (Old Norse brækni) + rigg ‘ridge’ (Old Norse hryggr), or from a similarly named place in northern England.

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


Similar surnames: Brackenridge, Breckinridge, Buckridge, Greenidge, Claridge, Lockridge

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Breckenridge Family Origin

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Breckenridge Family Occupations

What did your Breckenridge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Breckenridge family was Carpenter. Farmer, Student and Son were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breckenridge. The most common Breckenridge occupation in Canada was Farmer. 28% of Breckenridge's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Student

    15%
  • Son

    11%
  • Carpenter

    6%

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

Breckenridge Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Breckenridge Life Expectancy

What is the average Breckenridge lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Breckenridge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Breckenridge in 1942 was 34, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breckenridge

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breckenridge 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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