Bergin Family History

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Bergin Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Beirgin or Ó Meirgin, an altered form of Ó hAimheirgin ‘descendant of Aimheirgin’, a personal name of early Irish mythology and historical tales, perhaps composed of the elements amhra ‘wonderful’ + gin ‘birth’. Swedish: variant of Berg, with the addition of -in, a common suffix of Swedish family names.

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

Similar surnames: Begin, Berglin, Bergan, Bergen, Burgin, Berlin, Gervin, Wergin, Berge

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Bergin Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bergin name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bergin. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Italy


  • Sweden


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Bergin Family Origin

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Bergin Family Occupations

What did your Bergin ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Laborer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergin. A less common occupation for the Bergin family was Farmer. The most common Bergin occupation in Canada was Labourer. 16% of Bergin's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

  • Laborer

  • School

  • Farmer


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

Bergin Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Bergin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergin 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Bergin. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Bergin. For the veterans among your Bergin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bergin Life Expectancy

What is the average Bergin lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bergin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bergin in 1943 was 38, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bergin 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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