Berchell Family History

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Berchell Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Percell, Getchell, Burchell, Birchell, Setchell, Purcell, Winchell

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Berchell Family Origin

Where is the Berchell family from?

Berchell Family Occupations

What did your Berchell ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Drugest and Engineer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berchell. The most common Berchell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Berchell's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berchell family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

  • Drugest

  • Engineer

  • Keeping House


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

Berchell Historical Records

What Berchell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 228 census records available for the last name Berchell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berchell 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 34 immigration records available for the last name Berchell. 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 11 military records available for the last name Berchell. For the veterans among your Berchell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berchell Life Expectancy

What is the average Berchell lifespan?

Average Berchell life expectancy in 2002 was 76 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berchell

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berchell 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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