Berger Family History

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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 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Berger. 32% of Berger men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Berger women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berger were Labourer and Institutrice

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Cultivateur
  • Journalier
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Dressmaker
  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Institutrice

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

Berger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 211,000 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 65,000 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 65,000 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

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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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