Breen Family History

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Breen Name Meaning

Irish: either a shortened form of McBreen or an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Braoin ‘descendant of Braon’, a byname meaning ‘moisture’, ‘drop’.

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

Similar surnames: Bree, Green, Boreen, Reen, Brew, Breden, Boden, Bowen, Wren, Bean

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Breen Family Origin

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Breen Family Occupations

What did your Breen ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Breen. 23% of Breen men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Breen women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breen were Farmers Son and Book Keeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Book Keeper

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

Breen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 122,000 census records available for the last name Breen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breen 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 31,000 immigration records available for the last name Breen. 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 18,000 military records available for the last name Breen. For the veterans among your Breen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breen Life Expectancy

What is the average Breen lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Breen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Breen in 1945 was 30, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breen 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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