Bredemeier Family History

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Bredemeier Name Meaning

North German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer (see Meyer) who owned or worked a double unit of land, known as a brede (from Middle Low German bred ‘broad’, ‘wide’). Alternatively, the surname could have denoted a farmer whose land was swampy (see Brede).

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

Similar surnames: Broekemeier, Brammeier, Berkemeier, Wedemeyer, Reitmeier, Bultemeier

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Bredemeier Family Origin

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Bredemeier Family Occupations

What did your Bredemeier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bredemeier. 20% of Bredemeier men worked as a Farmer and 31% of Bredemeier women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bredemeier were Operator and Employer

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Carpenter
  • Laborer
  • Operator

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housework
  • Drill Operator
  • Employer

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

Bredemeier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bredemeier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bredemeier 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 156 immigration records available for the last name Bredemeier. 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 275 military records available for the last name Bredemeier. For the veterans among your Bredemeier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bredemeier Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Bredemeier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bredemeier in 1956 was 48, and 87 in 2004.

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