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Berson Surname Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Ber (‘bear’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bernson, Belson, Beron, Merson, Berkson, Benson, Person, Kelson

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Where is the Berson family from?

You can see how Berson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 50 Berson families living in Quebec. This was about 37% of all the recorded Berson's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Berson families in 1911.
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What did your Berson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Berson. 44% of Berson men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Berson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berson were Clerk and Farmer. .

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Income
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Berson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berson 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Berson. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berson. For the veterans among your Berson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Berson in 1958 was 70, and 88 in 2004.

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