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Berthold Name Meaning

German and French (mainly Alsace Doubs and Lorraine): from the ancient Germanic personal name Bertwald composed of the elements berht ‘bright famous’ + wald ‘rule’. The second element has been altered by association with German hold ‘lovely splendid’. This surname is also found in Haiti where it is very rare.

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

Similar surnames: Bertholf, Bartholf, Reinhold, Gerhold, Berwald, Leuthold, Berto

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Where is the Berthold family from?

You can see how Berthold families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berthold family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Berthold families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Berthold families living in Quebec. This was about 47% of all the recorded Berthold's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Berthold families in 1911.
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What did your Berthold ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Berthold. 100% of Berthold men worked as a 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
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Berthold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berthold 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 Berthold. 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 8,000 military records available for the last name Berthold. For the veterans among your Berthold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berthold lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Berthold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Berthold in 1957 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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