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Brede Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone living in an area of marshy lowland, Middle Low German brede. English: variant spelling of Breed.

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


Similar surnames: Trede, Wrede, Breden, Beese, Budde, Reder, Breda, Beede, Brey, Frede

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Where is the Brede family from?

You can see how Brede families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Brede family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Brede families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Brede families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 43% of all the recorded Brede's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Brede families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Brede surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Brede ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Brede. 29% of Brede men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Brede women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Brede were Carpenter and Nurse.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    29%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Nurse
    8%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Brede. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Brede census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Brede. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Brede. For the veterans among your Brede ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Brede lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Brede life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Brede in 1958 was 48, and 54 in 2004.

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