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Bergener Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from any of the many places called Bergen, especially in Bavaria.

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


Similar surnames: Bergner, Burgener, Bergen, Berner, Gerner, Berger, Berliner, Burgner

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Where is the Bergener family from?

You can see how Bergener families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bergener family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bergener families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 37 Bergener families living in Quebec. This was about 93% of all the recorded Bergener's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bergener families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bergener surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bergener ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bergener. 19% of Bergener men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bergener women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bergener were Craneman and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Craneman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • School Teacher
    29%
  • Stenographer
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bergener. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergener 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 321 immigration records available for the last name Bergener. 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 432 military records available for the last name Bergener. For the veterans among your Bergener ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bergener lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Bergener life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bergener in 1962 was 55, and 82 in 2003.

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