Berne Family History

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Berne Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Byrne. French: variant spelling of Bern. Variant spelling of Swiss German Berni. Slovenian: from a derivative of the personal name Bernard.

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

Similar surnames: Berke, Berner, Berney, Berge, Berns, Cerne, Borne, Benne, Beirne

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Berne Family Origin

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Berne Family Occupations

What did your Berne ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Berne occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 14% of Berne's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Contractors Labourer and Factory Worker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berne. A less common occupation for the Berne family was Flax Dresser.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Contractors Labourer

  • Factory Worker

  • Flax Dresser


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

Berne Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Berne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Berne

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berne. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Berne. For the veterans among your Berne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berne Life Expectancy

What is the average Berne lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Berne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berne in 1945 was 48, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berne

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berne 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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