Bergen Family History

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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

What did your Bergen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bergen. 12% of Bergen men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Bergen women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bergen were Clerk and Secretary

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Clerk
  • Stenographer
  • Secretary

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

Bergen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 56,000 census records available for the last name Bergen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergen 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 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Bergen. 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 14,000 military records available for the last name Bergen. For the veterans among your Bergen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bergen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bergen lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bergen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bergen in 1940 was 41, and 80 in 2004.

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