Bercaw Family History

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Bercaw Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of German Berkau, a habitational name from either of two places in central Germany named Berkau (near Stendal and Wittenberg), or possibly of Berka.

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

Similar surnames: Berka, Bernau, Berhow, Besaw, Barca, Versaw, Bergan, Perna, Beck

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Bercaw Family Origin

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Bercaw Family Occupations

What did your Bercaw ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bercaw family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bercaw. The most common Bercaw occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Bercaw's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bercaw ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bercaw Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bercaw. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bercaw census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 133 immigration records available for the last name Bercaw. 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 Card

There are 688 military records available for the last name Bercaw. For the veterans among your Bercaw ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bercaw Life Expectancy

What is the average Bercaw lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bercaw life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bercaw in 1960 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bercaw

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bercaw ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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