Bergquist Family History

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Bergquist Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + quist, an old or ornamental spelling of kvist ‘twig’.

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

Similar surnames: Engquist, Nordquist, Boquist, Edquist, Hedquist, Elmquist, Enquist

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Bergquist Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bergquist name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Sweden


  • Norway


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Bergquist Family Origin

Where is the Bergquist family from?

Bergquist Family Occupations

What did your Bergquist ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Painter and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergquist. A less common occupation for the Bergquist family was Laborer. The most common Bergquist occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Bergquist's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Painter

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Laborer


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

Bergquist Historical Records

What Bergquist family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bergquist. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergquist 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 Bergquist. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bergquist. For the veterans among your Bergquist ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bergquist Life Expectancy

What is the average Bergquist lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bergquist life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bergquist in 1949 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bergquist

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bergquist 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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