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Berne Family History

Berne Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Byrne. French: variant spelling of Bern. Variant spelling of Swiss German Berni. Slovenian: from a derivative of the personal name Bernard.

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Berner, Berney, Berge, Berns, Cerne, Borne, Benne, Beirne

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Where is the Berne family from?

You can see how Berne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Berne families living in Alberta. This was about 31% of all the recorded Berne's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Berne families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berne ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Miner was the top reported job for people in the CA named Berne. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Miner
    100%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Berne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berne 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berne. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Berne. For the veterans among your Berne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Berne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berne in 1945 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

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