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Berges Name Meaning

German: topographic name from a reduced form of Berghaus, a compound of Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + Haus ‘house’. The name is found in the Lower Rhine. Compare Backes. French (Bergès): Gascon variant of Vergès (see Verges).

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


Similar surnames: Berger, Berge, Bergen, Berkes, Berget, Verges, Borges, Berner, Borger

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Where is the Berges family from?

You can see how Berges families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berges family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berges families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 51 Berges families living in Ontario. This was about 59% of all the recorded Berges's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Berges families in 1911.
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What did your Berges ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Cultivateur was the top reported job for people in the CA named Berges. 34% of Berges men worked as a Cultivateur.

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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

  • Cultivateur
    34%
  • Labourer
    23%
  • Fils De Cultivateur
    23%
  • Farmer
    23%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Berges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berges 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berges. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Berges. For the veterans among your Berges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berges lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berges in 1959 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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