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Berkheimer Family History

Berkheimer Name Meaning
South German: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Berkheim, near Biberach and near Esslingen in Württemberg. The place name is a compound of Old High German berg ‘hill’, ‘mountain’ + the common suffix of place names -heim (related to English home). In some cases it may possibly be a habitational name from any of various places in Hesse and Alsace named Bergheim.

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

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Name Distribution of Berkheimer Families

  • Number of Berkheimer families
     74 - 146
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
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    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Berkheimer Family Origin

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Berkheimer Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Berkheimer

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Berkheimer Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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