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Bergan Name Meaning

Norwegian: habitational name for someone from any of various farms in southeastern Norway named with Norwegian berg ‘mountain’ (Old Norse bjarg). In some cases, perhaps a variant spelling of the Irish surname Bergin.

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


Similar surnames: Bergen, Bergin, Berven, Bergman, Began, German, Bean, Bergmann, Organ

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Bergan Family Origin

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Bergan Family Occupations

What did your Bergan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bergan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Bergan's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergan. A less common occupation for the Bergan family was Carpenter.

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  • Laborer

    21%
  • Farmer

    21%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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

Bergan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bergan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bergan. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bergan. For the veterans among your Bergan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bergan Life Expectancy

What is the average Bergan lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bergan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bergan in 1950 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bergan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bergan 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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