Bergh Family History

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Bergh Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental spelling of Berg. Dutch: in some cases, possibly a shortening of van den Bergh, a topographic name denoting someone living on a hill (see Vandenbergh). Dutch: possibly also from Middle Dutch barg, berg ‘castrated pig’, either as an occupational name for a pig farmer or possibly as a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Berg, Berge, Bergo, Burg, Birch, Barch, Berch, Lerch, Berges, Berry

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Bergh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bergh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bergh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    32%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    14%

  • Norway

    13%

  • Germanic Europe

    12%

  • Sweden

    11%

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Bergh Family Origin

Where is the Bergh family from?

Bergh Family Occupations

What did your Bergh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Merchant and Roman Catholic Priest were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bergh. The most common Bergh occupation in the UK was Merchant. 50% of Bergh's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant

    50%
  • Roman Catholic Priest

    50%

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

Bergh Historical Records

What Bergh family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Bergh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergh 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bergh. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bergh. For the veterans among your Bergh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bergh Life Expectancy

What is the average Bergh lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bergh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bergh in 1945 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bergh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bergh 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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