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

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  • Jeweller

    10%
  • Tailor

    7%
  • Annuitant

    5%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    2%

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

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Berg Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berg

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