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Berenson Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of the Yiddish personal name Ber meaning ‘bear’ + German Sohn ‘son’. Variant spelling of German Berendsen.

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


Similar surnames: Bernson, Benenson, Benson, Sorenson, Berkson, Berson, Berendsen

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Where is the Berenson family from?

You can see how Berenson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berenson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Berenson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Berenson families living in Massachusetts. This was about 38% of all the recorded Berenson's in USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Berenson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berenson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berenson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berenson. 26% of Berenson men worked as a Salesman and 16% of Berenson women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berenson were Lawyer and Cashier. .

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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

  • Salesman
    26%
  • Manager
    12%
  • Proprietor
    9%
  • Lawyer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Cashier
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berenson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berenson 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berenson. 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 566 military records available for the last name Berenson. For the veterans among your Berenson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berenson lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berenson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Berenson in 1958 was 65, and 77 in 2004.

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