Berghoff Family History

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Berghoff Name Meaning

North German: Westphalian habitational name from a farmstead named Berghoff (‘mountain farm’).

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

Similar surnames: Benshoff, Kerkhoff, Heithoff, Nordhoff, Neuhoff, Emshoff, Lehnhoff

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Berghoff Family Origin

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Berghoff Family Occupations

What did your Berghoff ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berghoff occupation in the USA was Bookkeeper. 13% of Berghoff's were Bookkeepers. Bookkeeper, Cooper and Doctor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berghoff. A less common occupation for the Berghoff family was Farmer.

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  • Bookkeeper

  • Cooper

  • Doctor

  • Farmer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berghoff ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berghoff Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berghoff. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berghoff 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 687 immigration records available for the last name Berghoff. 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 726 military records available for the last name Berghoff. For the veterans among your Berghoff ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berghoff Life Expectancy

What is the average Berghoff lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Berghoff life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Berghoff in 1956 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berghoff

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berghoff 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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