Bernier Family History

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Bernier Name Meaning

French: from the personal name Bernier, from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements bern ‘bear’ + hari ‘army’. German (from Slavic): habitational name from a place so named in Mecklenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Berner, Garnier, Werner, Bennie, Berrier, Venier, Barner, Berne

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Bernier Family Origin

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Bernier Family Occupations

What did your Bernier ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bernier family was Going To School. The most common Bernier occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 28% of Bernier's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Journalier and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bernier.

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  • Cultivateur

    28%
  • Journalier

    11%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Going To School

    3%

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

Bernier Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bernier Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernier lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bernier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bernier in 1943 was 32, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bernier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bernier 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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