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Berger Family History

Berger Name Meaning
German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills (see Berg). DEB; EG, OV, AB As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. ab It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Gricar, Hribar, Gorjan or Gorjanc.Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’.French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

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

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384,758 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
58,503 Military Records
58,444 Immigration Records
204,366 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Berger Families

  • Number of Berger families
     871 - 1,740
     291 - 870
     1 - 290
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Berger families
     69 - 135
     24 - 68
     1 - 23
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Berger families
     4 - 6
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Berger Family Origin

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Berger Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Berger

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Berger Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Berger Civil War Service Records

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