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Bergsma Name Meaning

West Frisian and Dutch: probably a topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill (see Berg ).

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


Similar surnames: Bergh, Berger, Berge, Bosma, Bergum, Bergmann, Bergner, Mersman

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Where is the Bergsma family from?

You can see how Bergsma families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bergsma family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bergsma families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Bergsma families living in Minnesota. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bergsma's in USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Bergsma families in 1880.
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What did your Bergsma ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bergsma. 28% of Bergsma men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bergsma women worked as a Housewife. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Truck Driver
    13%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 905 immigration records available for the last name Bergsma. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 401 military records available for the last name Bergsma. For the veterans among your Bergsma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bergsma lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bergsma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Bergsma in 1944 was 40, and 74 in 2004.

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