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Bert Surname Meaning

German French and Polish: from a short form of various compound personal names formed with ancient Germanic berht ‘bright famous’ (see for example Bertram ). English: from the Middle English female personal name Berte (Old French Berte from ancient Germanic Berta ).

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


Similar surnames: Berto, Berta, Baert, Bart, Bero, Belt, Obert, Berg, Best, Beat

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Where is the Bert family from?

You can see how Bert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bert families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 127 Bert families living in Ontario. This was about 35% of all the recorded Bert's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bert families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bert ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bert. 53% of Bert men worked as a Farmer and 40% of Bert women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bert were Clerk and Teacher. .

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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
    53%
  • Labourer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housekeeper
    40%
  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Nurse
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Bert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bert 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bert. 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 Bert. For the veterans among your Bert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bert lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bert in 1955 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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