Berntsen Family History

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Berntsen Name Meaning

Norwegian and Danish: patronymic from the personal name Bernt (see Bernhard).

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


Similar surnames: Bernsen, Berntson, Berndsen, Bentsen, Bernson, Berendsen, Albertsen

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Berntsen Family Origin

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Berntsen Family Occupations

What did your Berntsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berntsen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Berntsen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berntsen family was Merchant. Farmer, Carpenter and Machinist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berntsen.

View Census data for Berntsen | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    40%
  • Carpenter

    20%
  • Machinist

    20%
  • Merchant

    20%

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

Berntsen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Berntsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Berntsen lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Berntsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Berntsen in 1951 was 37, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berntsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berntsen 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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