Berson Family History

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Berson Name Meaning

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

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

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

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Berson Family Origin

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Berson Family Occupations

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 CA named Berson. 27% of Berson men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Berson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berson were Clerk and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Farmer
  • Income
  • Cook

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

Berson Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Berson Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berson 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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