Berken Family History

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Berken Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Berk.

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

Similar surnames: Berke, Gerken, Bergen, Buren, Merten, Bernsen, Berko, Geiken, Morken

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Berken Family Origin

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Berken Family Occupations

What did your Berken ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berken. 15% of Berken men worked as a Farm Labourer and 38% of Berken women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berken were Forge Pressman (munition) Heavy Worker and Retired

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farm Labourer
  • Farm Worker
  • Fitter Erector General M Hea
  • Forge Pressman (munition) Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Hosiery Machinist
  • Hand Presser
  • Retired

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

Berken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berken 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 434 immigration records available for the last name Berken. 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 496 military records available for the last name Berken. For the veterans among your Berken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berken Life Expectancy

What is the average Berken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Berken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berken in 1963 was 74, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berken 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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