Berven Family History

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Berven Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Berven, from berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ (Old Norse bjarg) + vin ‘meadow’.

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

Similar surnames: Bergen, Bergan, Berger, Berge, Burden, Beaver, Buren, Berges, Bearden

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Berven Family Origin

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Berven Family Occupations

What did your Berven ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berven occupation in the UK was Coal Merchant. 50% of Berven's were Coal Merchants. Coal Merchant and Commission Merchant Timber were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berven.

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  • Coal Merchant

  • Commission Merchant Timber


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berven ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berven Historical Records

What Berven family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berven. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berven 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Berven. 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 304 military records available for the last name Berven. For the veterans among your Berven ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berven Life Expectancy

What is the average Berven lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Berven life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Berven in 1963 was 66, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berven

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berven 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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