Berdahl Family History

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Berdahl Name Meaning

Norwegian: variant of the habitational name Berdal(en), a compound of Old Norse bera ‘female bear’ or ber ‘berry’ + dal ‘valley’.

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

Similar surnames: Erdahl, Jordahl, Bergdahl, Urdahl, Dyrdahl, Hegdahl, Meldahl, Nordahl

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Berdahl Family Origin

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Berdahl Family Occupations

What did your Berdahl ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berdahl occupation in the USA was Farmer. 80% of Berdahl's were Farmers. Farmer and Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berdahl.

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  • Farmer

  • Miner


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

Berdahl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berdahl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berdahl 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 234 immigration records available for the last name Berdahl. 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 304 military records available for the last name Berdahl. For the veterans among your Berdahl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berdahl Life Expectancy

What is the average Berdahl lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berdahl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Berdahl in 1958 was 69, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berdahl

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berdahl 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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