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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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Where is the Berge family from?

You can see how Berge families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berge family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berge families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 23 Berge families living in Quebec. This was about 41% of all the recorded Berge's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Berge families in 1911.
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What did your Berge ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Berge. 91% of Berge men worked as a Farmer.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Manager
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Census Records

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 Lists

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 Cards

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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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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