Pernick Family History

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Pernick Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): nickname or metonymic occupational name from Belorussian pernik ‘gingerbread’. German: variant of Bernick in any of its various senses.

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

Similar surnames: Wernick, Garnick, Bernick, Perlick, Zelnick, Barnick, Perlich, Senick

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Pernick Family Origin

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Pernick Family Occupations

What did your Pernick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Pernick. 27% of Pernick men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Pernick women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Pernick were Painter and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
  • Typist
  • Seamstress
  • Saleslady

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

Pernick Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Pernick. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Pernick 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 199 immigration records available for the last name Pernick. 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 223 military records available for the last name Pernick. For the veterans among your Pernick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Pernick Life Expectancy

What is the average Pernick lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Pernick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Pernick in 1960 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Pernick

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Pernick 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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