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Berkeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Scottish Barclay. Jewish (American): assimilated form of Berkowitz.

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


Similar surnames: Berkley, Beeley, Bulkeley, Beckley, Bartley, Brierley, Bromley

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Berkeley Family Origin

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Berkeley Family Occupations

What did your Berkeley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berkeley occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Berkeley's were Farmers. Farmer, House Painter and ((Gentleman)) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkeley. A less common occupation for the Berkeley family was Annuitant.

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • House Painter

    5%
  • ((Gentleman))

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

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Berkeley Historical Records

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Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Berkeley ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

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Berkeley Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkeley lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, Berkeley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Berkeley in 1950 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

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United States

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