Berends Family History

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Berends Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: variant of Behrens.

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

Similar surnames: Berens, Behrends, Berendt, Behrens, Behrend, Berns, Berend, Behrendt

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Berends Family Origin

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Berends Family Occupations

What did your Berends ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berends occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Berends's were Farmers. Farmer, Coal Miner and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berends. A less common occupation for the Berends family was Hat Blocker.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Farming

  • Hat Blocker


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Berends Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berends. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berends 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berends. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 522 military records available for the last name Berends. For the veterans among your Berends ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berends Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Berends life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Berends in 1950 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berends 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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