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Bering Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Ber (meaning ‘bear’) or from a short form of any of the various compound names formed with this element (for example Bernhard).

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


Similar surnames: Berding, Berling, Boring, Bring, Goring, Benning, Behring, Berns

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Where is the Bering family from?

You can see how Bering families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bering family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bering families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Bering families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 37% of all the recorded Bering's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Bering families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bering surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bering ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bering. .

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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
    100%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Income
    100%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bering 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bering. 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 Bering. For the veterans among your Bering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bering lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bering in 1945 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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