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Berton Name Meaning

French: from a pet form of the personal name Bert . English: variant of Burton .

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

Similar surnames: Bertin, Beron, Berto, Borton, Barton, Berte, Beeton, Beaton, Leyton

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Where is the Berton family from?

You can see how Berton families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berton family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berton families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 108 Berton families living in Quebec. This was about 39% of all the recorded Berton's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Berton families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berton surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berton ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Berton. 35% of Berton 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
  • Labourer
  • Cultivateur
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Berton. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berton 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 Berton. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Berton. For the veterans among your Berton ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berton lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Berton life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Berton in 1944 was 32, and 85 in 2004.

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