Berka Name Meaning

Czech, Slovak, and Polish: from a pet form of the Germanic personal name Bernhard. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Bernát (see Bernhard) or Bertalan (see Bartholomew). German: habitational name from any of several places named with Germanic birka ‘birch tree’, notably in Hesse and Thuringia.

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

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Berka Family Origin

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Berka Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Bookkeeper

    17%
  • Saloon Keeper

    17%
  • Tailor

    17%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Berka family was Tailor. Farmer, Bookkeeper and Saloon Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berka. The most common Berka occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Berka's were Farmers.

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Berka Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1961 and 2004, Berka life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Berka in 1961 was 60, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berka

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