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Berkheimer Name Meaning

South German: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Berkheim, near Biberach and near Esslingen in Württemberg. The place name is a compound of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ + the common suffix of place names -heim (related to English home). In some cases it may possibly be a habitational name from any of various places in Hesse and Alsace named Bergheim.

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


Similar surnames: Berkheiser, Burkheimer, Bornheimer, Ostheimer, Wertheim, Reinheimer

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Berkheimer Family Origin

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Berkheimer Family Occupations

What did your Berkheimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berkheimer occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Berkheimer's were Farmers. Farmer, Carpenter and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkheimer. A less common occupation for the Berkheimer family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Carpenter

    10%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Berkheimer Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berkheimer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkheimer 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Berkheimer. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berkheimer. For the veterans among your Berkheimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkheimer Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkheimer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Berkheimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Berkheimer in 1956 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkheimer

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkheimer 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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