Berg Family History

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Berg Name Meaning

German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe. Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Schönberg (see Schoenberg) and Goldberg.

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

Similar surnames: Borg, Burg, Berk, Beck, Berge, Bergo, Bergh, Barg, Berl, Oberg

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Berg Family Origin

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Berg Family Occupations

What did your Berg ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Jeweller, Tailor and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berg. A less common occupation for the Berg family was Boot & Shoe Maker. The most common Berg occupation in the UK was Jeweller. 10% of Berg's were Jewellers.

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  • Jeweller

  • Tailor

  • Annuitant

  • Boot & Shoe Maker


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

Berg Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 244,000 census records available for the last name Berg. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berg 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 104,000 immigration records available for the last name Berg. 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 91,000 military records available for the last name Berg. For the veterans among your Berg ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berg Life Expectancy

What is the average Berg lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Berg life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berg in 1941 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berg

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berg 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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