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Breden Name Meaning

North German and Danish: habitational name from any of various places so named. Swedish (Bredén): ornamental name composed of an unexplained first element + the adjectival suffix -én a derivative of Latin -enius ‘relating to’. English (Surrey and Sussex): perhaps a variant of Braden .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Broden, Boden, Roden, Breeden, Brede, Bowden, Braden, Green, Brodin

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Where is the Breden family from?

You can see how Breden families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breden family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Breden families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 27 Breden families living in Ontario. This was about 93% of all the recorded Breden's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Breden families in 1911.
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What did your Breden ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Breden. 21% of Breden men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Breden women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breden were Janitor and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Farmer
  • Janitor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 935 military records available for the last name Breden. For the veterans among your Breden ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breden lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Breden life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Breden in 1958 was 51, and 84 in 2004.

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