Berkel Family History

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Berkel Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Berkel (Berklo) near Hamelin.

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

Similar surnames: Birkel, Berke, Berkes, Bermel, Berkey, Bertel, Bergen, Berge, Merkel

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Berkel Family Origin

Where is the Berkel family from?

Berkel Family Occupations

What did your Berkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Business Administ and Incapacitated were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berkel. 20% of Berkel men worked as a General Business Administ and 25% of Berkel women worked as an Incapacitated. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berkel were Salesman Commerci Household and Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Business Administ
  • Hospital Clerk
  • Insurance Agent
  • Salesman Commerci Household

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Incapacitated
  • Manageress
  • Mannequin
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Berkel Historical Records

What Berkel family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkel 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 Berkel. 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 717 military records available for the last name Berkel. For the veterans among your Berkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Berkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Berkel in 1955 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkel 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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