Berwald Family History

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Berwald Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Swedish: from the Germanic personal name Ber(n)wald, composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + wald ‘ruler’ but altered by folk etymology as if from German Bär ‘bear’ + Wald ‘forest’. German: in some cases, a habitational name from a place called Bärwalde or Beerwalde, of which there are several examples in eastern Germany.

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

Similar surnames: Seewald, Ewald, Berland, Gerald, Wald, Vorwald, Bernard, Dewald

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Berwald Family Origin

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Berwald Family Occupations

What did your Berwald ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berwald. 32% of Berwald men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Berwald women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berwald were Carpenter and Clerk

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk

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

Berwald Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berwald. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berwald 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 924 immigration records available for the last name Berwald. 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 441 military records available for the last name Berwald. For the veterans among your Berwald ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berwald Life Expectancy

What is the average Berwald lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Berwald life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Berwald in 1957 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berwald 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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