Berge Family History

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Berge Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: variant of Berg, from the dative form. German: variant (from the oblique case) of Berg or a habitational name from any of several places so named, notably in Westphalia. French: topographic name for someone who lived on a steep bank, from Old French berge ‘bank’ (apparently of Gaulish origin). French: hypercorrected spelling of Barge.

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

Similar surnames: Berger, Bergen, Berke, Berg, Bergo, Berges, Borge, Barge, Bergh

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Berge Family Origin

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Berge Family Occupations

What did your Berge ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berge. 24% of Berge men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Berge women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berge were Salesman and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Berge Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Berge. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berge 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 10,000 immigration records available for the last name Berge. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Berge. For the veterans among your Berge ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berge Life Expectancy

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Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Berge life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berge in 1943 was 53, and 69 in 2004.

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