Berges Family History

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Berges Name Meaning

German: topographic name from a reduced form of Berghaus, a compound of Berg ‘mountain’, ‘hill’ + Haus ‘house’. The name is found in the Lower Rhine. Compare Backes. French (Bergès): Gascon variant of Vergès (see Verges).

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

Similar surnames: Berger, Berge, Bergen, Berkes, Berget, Verges, Borges, Berner, Borger

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Berges Family Origin

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Berges Family Occupations

What did your Berges ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berges occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Berges's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berges family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berges.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter


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Berges Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Berges. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berges 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berges. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Berges. For the veterans among your Berges ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berges Life Expectancy

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Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berges life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berges in 1959 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berges ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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