Berens Family History

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Berens Name Meaning

North German: variant spelling of Behrens.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Behrens, Berends, Berns, Berend, Berkes, Brems, Berenson, Behrend

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Berens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Berens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Berens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Berens Family Origin

Where is the Berens family from?

Berens Family Occupations

What did your Berens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berens occupation in Canada was Hunter. 50% of Berens's were Hunters. Hunter and Chief Of Indian Band were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berens. A less common occupation for the Berens family was Steersman.

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  • Hunter

  • Chief Of Indian Band

  • Steersman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berens ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Berens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Berens. For the veterans among your Berens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berens Life Expectancy

What is the average Berens lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Berens in 1959 was 67, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berens ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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