Bergman Family History

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Bergman Name Meaning

Swedish and Dutch: from Berg, with the addition of man ‘man’. Variant spelling of German Bergmann.

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


Similar surnames: Borgman, Berkman, Bergmann, Burgman, Bergan, Mersman, Berman, Hegman

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Bergman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bergman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bergman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    34%

  • Germanic Europe

    14%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    11%

  • European Jewish

    10%

  • Sweden

    8%

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Bergman Family Origin

Where is the Bergman family from?

Bergman Family Occupations

What did your Bergman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bergman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Bergman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bergman. A less common occupation for the Bergman family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Keeping House

    3%

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

Bergman Historical Records

What Bergman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 85,000 census records available for the last name Bergman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergman 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 28,000 immigration records available for the last name Bergman. 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 Bergman. For the veterans among your Bergman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bergman Life Expectancy

What is the average Bergman lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bergman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bergman in 1942 was 28, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bergman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bergman 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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