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Berliner Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic) and German: habitational name for someone from the city of Berlin (see Berlin).

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

Similar surnames: Berlin, Berlinger, Herlinger, Bergner, Berner, Seeliger, Werlinger

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Where is the Berliner family from?

You can see how Berliner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berliner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Berliner families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Berliner families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 56% of all the recorded Berliner's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Berliner families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berliner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berliner ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berliner. 28% of Berliner men worked as a Salesman and 25% of Berliner women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berliner were Manager and Teacher.

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

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Clerk
  • Proprietor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Bookkeeper
  • Teacher
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What Berliner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Berliner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berliner census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Berliner. 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 Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Berliner. For the veterans among your Berliner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berliner lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berliner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berliner in 1958 was 33, and 79 in 2004.

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