Bernson Family History

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Bernson Name Meaning

Swedish: patronymic from the personal name Bernt (see Bernhard). Americanized spelling of Bernsen. Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish personal name Ber (‘bear’).

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

Similar surnames: Berenson, Berson, Benson, Berntson, Berkson, Bernsen, Person, Beron

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Bernson Family Origin

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Bernson Family Occupations

What did your Bernson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Anchor Smith and Formerly Dressmaker Now Lodging House Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bernson. The most common Bernson occupation in the UK was Anchor Smith. 50% of Bernson's were Anchor Smiths.

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  • Anchor Smith

  • Formerly Dressmaker Now Lodging House Keeper


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

Bernson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bernson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernson 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 Bernson. 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 417 military records available for the last name Bernson. For the veterans among your Bernson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bernson Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernson lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bernson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bernson in 1960 was 60, and 51 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bernson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bernson 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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