Berkes Family History

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Berkes Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived among birch trees, from a derivative of Middle Low German berke ‘birch’. Hungarian: from a pet form of the ecclesiastical names Bernát, Hungarian form of Bernhard, or Bertalan, Hungarian form of Bartholomew. English: variant spelling of Birks (see Birch).

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

Similar surnames: Berke, Berkey, Berks, Perkes, Berko, Berner, Birkes, Berges, Berte

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Berkes Family Origin

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Berkes Family Occupations

What did your Berkes ancestors do for a living?

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Forestman
  • Woodsman

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Berkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkes 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 763 immigration records available for the last name Berkes. 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 504 military records available for the last name Berkes. For the veterans among your Berkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkes Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Berkes in 1958 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

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