Breton Family History

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Breton Name Meaning

French and English: ethnic name for a Breton, from Old French bret (oblique case breton) (see Brett).

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


Similar surnames: Ireton, Brett, Brenton, Brewton, Bruton, Baston, Lebreton, Buxton

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Breton Family Origin

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Breton Family Occupations

What did your Breton ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Breton occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 24% of Breton's were Cultivateurs. A less common occupation for the Breton family was School. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Breton.

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  • Cultivateur

    24%
  • Journalier

    9%
  • Farmer

    9%
  • School

    9%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Breton ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Breton Historical Records

What Breton family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Breton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Breton 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Breton. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Breton. For the veterans among your Breton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Breton Life Expectancy

What is the average Breton lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Breton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Breton in 1949 was 36, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Breton

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Breton ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Breton Family

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Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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