Breslin Family History

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Breslin Name Meaning

Irish (Sligo and Donegal): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Breisláin ‘descendant of Breisleán’, a diminutive of the personal name Breasal (see Brazil).

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

Similar surnames: Brislin, Bredin, Brewin, Heslin, Crellin, Berlin, Bressan, Bresson

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Breslin Family Origin

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Breslin Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Breslin occupation in Canada was Bookeeper. 50% of Breslin's were Bookeepers. Bookeeper and Iron Moulder were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Breslin.

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  • Bookeeper

  • Iron Moulder


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Breslin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Breslin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breslin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Breslin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Breslin. For the veterans among your Breslin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breslin Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Breslin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Breslin in 1944 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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