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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Labourer

    5%
  • School

    4%
  • Servant

    4%

In 1881, the most common Breen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 33% of Breen's were Farmers. Farmer, Labourer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breen. A less common occupation for the Breen family was Servant.

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Breen Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breen

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