Berendsen Family History

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Berendsen Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Behrend, a variant of Bernhard.

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

Similar surnames: Berndsen, Berendzen, Bernsen, Berenson, Berntsen, Berends, Berendt

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Berendsen Family Origin

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Berendsen Family Occupations

What did your Berendsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berendsen. 8% of Berendsen men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Berendsen women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berendsen were Foreman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Shipping Clerk
  • Broker
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Clerk
  • Counter Girl
  • Maid

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

Berendsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berendsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berendsen 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 800 immigration records available for the last name Berendsen. 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 279 military records available for the last name Berendsen. For the veterans among your Berendsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berendsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Berendsen lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Berendsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Berendsen in 1957 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berendsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berendsen 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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