Berkow Family History

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Berkow Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Berke.

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

Similar surnames: Berko, Berson, Berke, Berkson, Berk, Beron, Markow, Bellow, Berken

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Berkow Family Origin

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Berkow Family Occupations

What did your Berkow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berkow. 21% of Berkow men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Berkow women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berkow were Laborer and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Tailor
  • Clerk
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Typist
  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk

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

Berkow Historical Records

What Berkow family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berkow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkow 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Berkow. 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 183 military records available for the last name Berkow. For the veterans among your Berkow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkow Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkow lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Berkow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Berkow in 1956 was 25, and 88 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkow

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkow 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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