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Berwanger Name Meaning

South German and Austrian: habitational name for someone from a farm or hamlet named Berwangen, originally a field name from Middle High German ber ‘bear’ + wange ‘grassy mountain slope’.

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


Similar surnames: Brager, Ranger, Berger, Berner, Swanger, Behringer, Berninger

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Berwanger Family Origin

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Berwanger Family Occupations

What did your Berwanger ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berwanger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Berwanger's were Farmers. Farmer, Butcher and Cabinet Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berwanger. A less common occupation for the Berwanger family was Carver In Restraunt.

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Butcher

    8%
  • Cabinet Maker

    8%
  • Carver In Restraunt

    8%

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

Berwanger Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berwanger. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berwanger 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Berwanger. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berwanger. For the veterans among your Berwanger ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berwanger Life Expectancy

What is the average Berwanger lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Berwanger life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1996, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Berwanger in 1963 was 74, and 56 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berwanger

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berwanger 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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