Berland Family History

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Berland Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Brillant, an ornamental name from Yiddish barlyant ‘diamond’, ‘jewel’; compare Brilliant. French: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements ber ‘bear’ + land ‘country’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of numerous farms in southwestern Norway named Berland, from Old Norse bjarg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ or ber ‘berry’ + land ‘land’.

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

Similar surnames: Erland, Bergland, Belland, Burland, Borland, Bergan, Morland, Norland

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Berland Family Origin

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Berland Family Occupations

What did your Berland ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berland occupation in the UK was Carpenter & Joiner. 14% of Berland's were Carpenter & Joiners. Carpenter & Joiner, Cotton Winder At Mill and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berland. A less common occupation for the Berland family was Plain Weaver.

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  • Carpenter & Joiner

  • Cotton Winder At Mill

  • Joiner

  • Plain Weaver


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berland ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berland Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Berland. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berland 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 Berland. 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 Berland. For the veterans among your Berland ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berland Life Expectancy

What is the average Berland lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Berland life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Berland in 1940 was 36, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berland

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berland 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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