Berl Family History

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Berl Name Meaning

German: variant of Behrle. German: habitational name from a place in Westphalia named Berl. Jewish (Ashkenazic): pet form of the Yiddish male name Ber.

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

Similar surnames: Perl, Bell, Berk, Berg, Bern, Behl, Bera, Merl, Ber, Berlin

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Berl Family Origin

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Berl Family Occupations

What did your Berl ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berl occupation in Canada was Tanner. 100% of Berl's were Tanners.

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  • Tanner


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

Berl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berl 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berl. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Berl. For the veterans among your Berl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berl Life Expectancy

What is the average Berl lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Berl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Berl in 1941 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berl 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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