Berge Family History

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Berge Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Berg, from the dative form. German: variant (from the oblique case) of Berg or a habitational name from any of several places so named, notably in Westphalia. French: topographic name for someone who lived on a steep bank, from Old French berge ‘bank’ (apparently of Gaulish origin). French: hypercorrected spelling of Barge.

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

Similar surnames: Berger, Bergen, Berke, Berg, Bergo, Berges, Borge, Barge, Bergh

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Berge Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Berge name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Sweden


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Berge Family Origin

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Berge Family Occupations

What did your Berge ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Berge family was Farmer. Student, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berge. The most common Berge occupation in Canada was Student. 38% of Berge's were Students.

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  • Student

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farmer


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

Berge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Berge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berge 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Berge. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Berge. For the veterans among your Berge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berge Life Expectancy

What is the average Berge lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Berge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berge in 1943 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berge 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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