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Origins of the Breens surname

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About the Breenses

We have a total number of 408 records for people with the last name Breens.

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Where do most Breenses live?

In 1921, most Breenses lived in East.

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Interesting facts about Breenses

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 390 records for the Breens surname. The oldest one dates back to 1890.

Who were Breenses most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Breenses.

What are the most common Breens first names?

  • James
  • William
  • Eliza
  • Mary

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Common jobs for Breenses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Breenses in 1921




Collar Work Shirt


Factory Hand Jam


Machinist Boot


Common Male occupations for Breenses in 1921


Able Seaman


Gas Stoker


Carpenter & Joiner




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