Bergh Name Meaning

Scandinavian: ornamental spelling of Berg. Dutch: in some cases, possibly a shortening of van den Bergh, a topographic name denoting someone living on a hill (see Vandenbergh). Dutch: possibly also from Middle Dutch barg, berg ‘castrated pig’, either as an occupational name for a pig farmer or possibly as a nickname.

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


Similar surnames: Berg, Berge, Bergo, Burg, Birch, Barch, Berch, Lerch, Berges, Berry

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Bergh Family Origin

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Bergh Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bergh family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergh. The most common Bergh occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Bergh's were Farmers.

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Bergh Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1945 and 2004, Bergh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bergh in 1945 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bergh

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