Bretthauer Family History

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Bretthauer Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a sawyer, from Middle High German bret ‘board’ + houwer ‘cutter’, ‘chopper’. Compare Brettschneider.

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

Similar surnames: Bredthauer, Buettner, Ritthaler, Breithaupt, Bratcher, Brauer, Breuer

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Bretthauer Family Origin

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Bretthauer Family Occupations

What did your Bretthauer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bretthauer. 24% of Bretthauer men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Bretthauer women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bretthauer were Salesman and Beet Worker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Beauty Operator
  • Beet Worker

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

Bretthauer Historical Records

What Bretthauer family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bretthauer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bretthauer 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 353 immigration records available for the last name Bretthauer. 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 545 military records available for the last name Bretthauer. For the veterans among your Bretthauer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bretthauer Life Expectancy

What is the average Bretthauer lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bretthauer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bretthauer in 1949 was 53, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bretthauer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bretthauer 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.

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