Berkley Family History

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Berkley Name Meaning

English: variant of Berkeley. Jewish (Ashkenazic): assimilated form of Berkowitz.

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

Similar surnames: Berkeley, Burkley, Berley, Berney, Binkley, Berkes, Reckley, Beesley

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Berkley Family Origin

Where is the Berkley family from?

Berkley Family Occupations

What did your Berkley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Berkley family was Student. The most common Berkley occupation in Canada was Farmer. 20% of Berkley's were Farmers. Farmer, Farmer'S Son and Lumberman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkley.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer'S Son

  • Lumberman

  • Student


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

Berkley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Berkley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkley 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berkley. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Berkley. For the veterans among your Berkley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkley Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkley lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Berkley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berkley in 1942 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkley 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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