Breen records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Breen family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Breen Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Breen Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Breen family tree.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 4534 people with the Breen surname in the UK? Breen is now ranked number 1291 for popularity in the UK.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 12153 people with the Breen surname in the USA? Breen is ranked number 153 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Breen Databases

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Some Famous People with the surname of Breen

Wikipedia Walter H.
Wikipedia Joseph Breen (born July 5, 1958 in Katonah, New York) is an American soap opera actor.
Wikipedia Gary Patrick Breen (born December 12, 1973 in Hendon, London) is an Irish footballer.
Wikipedia Abz Love (born Richard Abidin Breen on 29 June 1979) is an English DJ and musician, formerly a singer and rapper in the boy band Five.
Wikipedia Daniel Breen (;11 August 1894 ? 27 December 1969) was a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army and a Fianna F?il politician.
Wikipedia Peter Breen (born October 29, 1969 in Brockton, Massachusetts) is an American ice dancer.
Wikipedia John Breen is a playwright from Limerick, Ireland.
Wikipedia Richard L.
Wikipedia Bishop Vincent DePaul Breen (d.
Wikipedia Tommy Breen (27 April 1912, Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland ? 1988) is a former Irish footballer who played as a goalkeeper for, amongst others, Belfast Celtic, Manchester United, Linfield and Shamrock Rovers.
Wikipedia Joseph Patrick Breen (born October 26, 1960) is an American actor.
Wikipedia Suzanne Breen is the Northern Ireland editor for the Sunday Tribune newspaper.