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Ber Family History

Ber Name Meaning

Jewish (Eastern Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish male personal name Ber (see Baer).

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

Similar surnames: Baer, Bar, Berl, Bier, Berk, Bor, Berg, Eber, Bera, Ober

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Where is the Ber family from?

You can see how Ber families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ber family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Ber families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 19 Ber families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Ber's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Ber families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ber surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ber ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Proprietor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Ber. 24% of Ber men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Ber women worked as a Proprietor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ber were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Ber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Ber. 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 66,000 military records available for the last name Ber. For the veterans among your Ber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ber lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Ber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Ber in 1961 was 57, and 63 in 2004.

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