Breton records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Breton family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. 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


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Breton surname or get a copy of the Breton family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Breton Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Breton 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 below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. 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 Breton family tree.

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Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Breton family using the FreeBMD database.

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Research the Breton surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Breton Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 193 people with the Breton surname in the UK? Breton is now ranked number 3861 for popularity in the UK.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 6076 people with the Breton surname in the USA? Breton is ranked number 155 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Breton Databases

Search the Ellis Island Database for information on the Breton family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Breton surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.

Some Famous People with the surname of Breton

Wikipedia Sir Richard le Breton (or Richard de Brito) was one of the four knights who murdered Saint Thomas Becket.
Wikipedia Thierry Breton (born January 15, 1955 in Paris) was the French Minister of Economy, Finance and Industry in the governments of Jean-Pierre Raffarin (Prime Minister) and then of Dominique de Villepin (Prime Minister), Jacques Chirac being the President de la Republique.
Wikipedia Francis James "Ken" Le Breton (15 August 1924 Sydney, Australia ? 6 January 1951) was an international speedway rider who was nicknamed "The White Ghost" due to his wearing white racegear.
Wikipedia Xavier Breton (born November 25, 1962 in Darney, Vosges) is a member of the National Assembly of France.
Wikipedia Geoff Breton (born 1984, Manchester) is a British actor.

Other names that sound a bit like Breton

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