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Breene Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Breen.

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


Similar surnames: Greene, Bruen, Beene, Breece, Breeze, Brien, Browne, Boreen, Breen

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Where is the Breene family from?

You can see how Breene families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breene family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Breene families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 7 Breene families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 54% of all the recorded Breene's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Breene families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breene surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breene ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Breene. 18% of Breene men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Breene women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breene were Farm Laborer and Housekeeper.

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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
    18%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Teacher
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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What Breene family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Breene. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breene 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 812 immigration records available for the last name Breene. 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 603 military records available for the last name Breene. For the veterans among your Breene ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breene lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Breene life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Breene in 1962 was 77, and 55 in 2004.

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