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Breton Americans are Americans of Breton descent from Brittany.

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


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, more than 10,000 Bretons[1] left their native land to emigrate to New York. They integrated very easily because their heritage is similar to that of the Irish but 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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