Berks Family History

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Berks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks (see Birch). North German: variant of Berkes.

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

Similar surnames: Berkes, Berke, Berk, Becks, Burks, Birkes, Berns, Derks, Birks, Marks

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Berks Family Origin

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Berks Family Occupations

What did your Berks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berks. 3% of Berks men worked as a Farmer and 44% of Berks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berks were Retired and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
  • Blind
  • Newsagent
  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Housewife

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

Berks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Berks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berks 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 Berks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berks. For the veterans among your Berks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berks Life Expectancy

What is the average Berks lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Berks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berks in 1957 was 52, and 95 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berks 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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