Berenson Family History

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Berenson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of the Yiddish personal name Ber meaning ‘bear’ + German Sohn ‘son’. Variant spelling of German Berendsen.

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


Similar surnames: Bernson, Benenson, Benson, Sorenson, Berkson, Berson, Berendsen

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Berenson Family Origin

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Berenson Family Occupations

What did your Berenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Commercial Traveller Wholesale Gowns and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berenson. 13% of Berenson men worked as a Commercial Traveller Wholesale Gowns and 19% of Berenson women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berenson were Ladies Tailor and Housewife Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Commercial Traveller Wholesale Gowns
    13%
  • Electrical Assistant
    13%
  • Electrician
    13%
  • Ladies Tailor
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    19%
  • Buttonhole Machinist
    10%
  • Cashier
    10%
  • Housewife Unpaid Domestic Duties
    10%

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

Berenson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berenson 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 Berenson. 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 566 military records available for the last name Berenson. For the veterans among your Berenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berenson Life Expectancy

What is the average Berenson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Berenson in 1958 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berenson

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