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Berger Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Swedish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in the mountains or hills (see Berg). As a Jewish name it is mainly ornamental. It is found as a surname throughout central and eastern Europe, either as a surname of German origin or as a German translation of a topographic name with similar meaning, for example Slovenian Gricar, Hribar, Gorjan or Gorjanc. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms so named with the plural of Berg ‘mountain’. French: occupational name for a shepherd, from Old French bergier (Late Latin berbicarius, from berbex ‘ram’).

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

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Berger Family Origin

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Berger Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1880, the most common Berger occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Berger's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berger family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berger.

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Berger Life Expectancy

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Famous Berger Family

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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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