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

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berge. A less common occupation for the Berge family was Farming. The most common Berge occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Berge's were Farmers.

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Berge Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1943 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berge

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