Breton Americans

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Breton Americans
Américains bretons
Total population
American English · French · Breton
Predominantly Roman Catholicism Protestantism
Related ethnic groups
Cornish Americans · English Americans · Irish Americans · Manx Americans · Scottish Americans · Scotch-Irish Americans · Welsh Americans · other Celtic Americans

Breton Americans are Americans of Breton descent from Brittany.


A large wave of Breton immigrants arrived in the New York City area during the 1950s and 1960s.[2] Many settled in the East Elmhurst neighborhood of Queens.[2]However according to this article, there are more than 10,000 Bretons that left their native land to emigrate to New York. They had apparently very-well integrated into New York society due to their Celtic heritages being comparable to the Irish one, however, they are still very attached to their homeland. There is also a soccer team in Queens.

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  1. ^ "Table 1. First, Second, and Total Responses to the Ancestry Question by Detailed Ancestry Code: 2000" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. January 22, 2007. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Flint Marx, Rebecca (April 5, 2012). "Filling a Hole on the Block, With Cream". New York Times. Retrieved July 4, 2015.

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