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Bergdorf Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. Possibly a German habitational name from places in Hamburg and Lower Saxony called Bergedorf, Bargdorf in Lower Saxony, or Bergsdorf in Brandenburg.

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


Similar surnames: Burgdorf, Reisdorf, Beyersdorf, Overdorf, Bergner, Batdorf, Bendorf

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Bergdorf Family Origin

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Bergdorf Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Bergdorf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Bergdorf's were Farmers. Farmer, Barber and Basket Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergdorf. A less common occupation for the Bergdorf family was Boiling Salt.

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Barber

    10%
  • Basket Maker

    10%
  • Boiling Salt

    10%

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Bergdorf Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bergdorf Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bergdorf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Bergdorf in 1944 was 26, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bergdorf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bergdorf 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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