Berks Family History

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Berks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks (see Birch). North German: variant of Berkes.

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


Similar surnames: Berkes, Berke, Berk, Becks, Burks, Birkes, Berns, Derks, Birks, Marks

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Berks Family Origin

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Berks Family Occupations

What did your Berks ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berks occupation in Canada was Millar. 100% of Berks's were Millars.

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  • Millar

    100%

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

Berks Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Berks Life Expectancy

What is the average Berks lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Berks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berks in 1957 was 52, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berks 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.

Famous Berks Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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