Berkson Family History

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Berkson Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of the personal name Berke + German Sohn ‘son’.

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


Similar surnames: Berson, Bernson, Berenson, Benson, Merson, Belson, Berkow, Markson

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Berkson Family Origin

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Berkson Family Occupations

What did your Berkson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berkson. 30% of Berkson men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Berkson women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berkson were Manager and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    30%
  • Lawyer
    13%
  • Proprietor
    10%
  • Manager
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    25%
  • Sales Clerk
    25%
  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housewife
    25%

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

Berkson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berkson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkson 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Berkson. 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 334 military records available for the last name Berkson. For the veterans among your Berkson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkson Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Berkson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Berkson in 1949 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

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