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Berger Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills (see Berg). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Gricar, Hribar, Gorjan or Gorjanc. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’. French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

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


Similar surnames: Burger, Bergen, Berge, Berner, Borger, Bergner, Birger, Berges, Beger

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Berger Family Origin

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Berger Family Occupations

What did your Berger ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Cultivateur and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berger. A less common occupation for the Berger family was At School. The most common Berger occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Berger's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Cultivateur

    16%
  • Journalier

    14%
  • At School

    10%

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

Berger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Berger. 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 Berger. For the veterans among your Berger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berger Life Expectancy

What is the average Berger lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Berger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berger in 1942 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berger 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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