Breese Family History

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Breese Name Meaning

English: nickname for an irritating person, from Middle English breeze ‘gadfly’ (Old English breosa). Americanized spelling of the Welsh patronymic ap Rhys ‘son of Rhys’ (see Reese). German: habitational name from any of numerous places called Breese or Breesen, in Mecklenburg, Wendland (near Hannover), Brandenburg, and Pomerania. In some cases the place name is derived from West Slavic brjaza ‘birch’.

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

Similar surnames: Reese, Breeze, Beese, Briese, Breece, Freese, Leese, Rees, Brees

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Breese Family Origin

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Breese Family Occupations

What did your Breese ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Breese. 85% of Breese men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Fisherman

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student

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

Breese Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Breese. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breese 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Breese. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Breese. For the veterans among your Breese ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breese Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Breese life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Breese in 1947 was 31, and 81 in 2004.

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