Berns Family History

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Berns Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Bern, a variant of Bernd. Latvian: from a short form of the personal name Bernards (see Bernhard).

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

Similar surnames: Beins, Bens, Bern, Borns, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berni, Sens, Boers

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Berns Family Origin

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Berns Family Occupations

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In 1939, Tailor furrier Shopkeeper and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Berns.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Tailor furrier Shopkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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

Berns Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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

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Berns Life Expectancy

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Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Berns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berns in 1949 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

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