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Bergen Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, or a habitational name from any of various places named with this word. German: inflected variant of Berg (originally after a preposition, as in an or zu Bergen). Swedish: variant of Berg. Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name from any of the various German places called Bergen.

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


Similar surnames: Berger, Berge, Berges, Bergan, Bergner, Buren, Bogen, Berven, Berner

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Bergen Family Origin

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Bergen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergen. A less common occupation for the Bergen family was Carpenter. The most common Bergen occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Bergen's were Farmers.

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Bergen Historical Records

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Bergen Life Expectancy

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