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Berg Family History

Berg Name Meaning
German or Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill or mountain, from Middle High German berc. EG This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.Scandinavian: habitational name for someone who lived at a farmstead named with Old Norse bjarg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’. In Sweden this is commonly found as an element of ornamental names.Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’, or a short form of any of the many ornamental surnames containing this word as the final element, for example Schönberg (see Schoenberg) and Goldberg.

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

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617,741 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
86,369 Military Records
95,244 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Berg Families

  • Number of Berg families
     635 - 1,268
     212 - 634
     1 - 211
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Berg families
     103 - 204
     35 - 102
     1 - 34
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Berg families
     3 - 4
     2 - 2
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Berg Family Origin

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Berg Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Berg

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Berg Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Berg Civil War Service Records

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