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Bergman Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental or topographic name from berg ‘mountain hill’ + man ‘man’ or a habitational name for someone from a place named with the word berg. The surname which is also found in Finland may also be of German (compare 3 below) or Dutch (see 2 below) origin. Dutch: topographic name denoting an upland dweller from berg (see Berg ) ‘mountain hill’ + man ‘man’. Altered form of German and Jewish (Ashkenazic) Bergmann . This form of the surname is also found in Czechia Poland and some other European countries.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Borgman, Berkman, Bergmann, Burgman, Bergan, Mersman, Berman, Hegman

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Where is the Bergman family from?

You can see how Bergman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bergman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bergman families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 50 Bergman families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 30% of all the recorded Bergman's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bergman families in 1911.
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What did your Bergman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bergman. 52% of Bergman men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bergman women worked as a Housewife. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Logger

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

There are 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Bergman. 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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There are 14,000 military records available for the last name Bergman. For the veterans among your Bergman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bergman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bergman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bergman in 1942 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

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