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Breheny Name Meaning

Irish (Connacht): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhreitheamhnaigh ‘son of the judge’ Anglicized in Scotland as McBrayne; see Brain .

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


Similar surnames: Breen, Brewin, Braden, Creely, Green, Breden, Behen, Breene, Reney

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Where is the Breheny family from?

You can see how Breheny families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Breheny family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Breheny families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Breheny families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 80% of all the recorded Breheny's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Breheny families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Breheny surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Breheny ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Breheny. 20% of Breheny men worked as a Clerk and 43% of Breheny women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Breheny were Office Clerk and Packer. .

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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

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Priest
    14%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Office Clerk
    14%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    43%
  • Clerk
    29%
  • Packer
    29%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Breheny. 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 370 military records available for the last name Breheny. For the veterans among your Breheny ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Breheny lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Breheny life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Breheny in 1958 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

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