Bern Family History

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Bern Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. South German: habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.

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

Similar surnames: Bera, Berg, Berk, Benn, Berna, Kern, Bein, Berl, Berns, Bean

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Bern Family Origin

Where is the Bern family from?

Bern Family Occupations

What did your Bern ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Ag Labourer, Gen Dom Serv and Gen Lab were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bern. The most common Bern occupation in the UK was Ag Labourer. 17% of Bern's were Ag Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bern family was Medical Student.

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  • Ag Labourer

  • Gen Dom Serv

  • Gen Lab

  • Medical Student


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

Bern Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bern. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bern 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bern. 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 9,000 military records available for the last name Bern. For the veterans among your Bern ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bern Life Expectancy

What is the average Bern lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bern in 1954 was 66, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bern

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bern 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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