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Bera Name Meaning

Indian (West Bengal) and Bangladeshi: Kayastha name of unexplained etymology. Catalan (Berà): habitational name from a place called Berà in Tarragona probably named with the medieval personal name Bera(ne) of Visigothic origin. Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Bernard . Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Bertalan and Bernát Hungarian forms of Bartholomew and Bernard respectively. Italian: from the personal name Bera a short form of an ancient Germanic name formed with ber(n) ‘bear’ e.g. Bernhard .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Bara, Bora, Gera, Berka, Berta, Bern, Bena, Berk, Berl, Sera

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Where is the Bera family from?

You can see how Bera families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bera family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bera families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bera family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Bera's in USA. New York had the highest population of Bera families in 1840.
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What did your Bera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bera. 35% of Bera men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bera women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bera were Salesman and New Worker. .

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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
  • Farm Laborer
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
  • Packer
  • Maid
  • New Worker
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Passenger Lists

There are 997 immigration records available for the last name Bera. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bera. For the veterans among your Bera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bera lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Bera in 1959 was 64, and 61 in 2004.

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