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Bergmeier Name Meaning

German: distinguishing name for a tenant farmer living on a mountainside composed of Middle High German berc ‘mountain’ + meier ‘tenant farmer’ (see Meyer ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Burgmeier, Berkemeier, Borgmeyer, Birchmeier, Reitmeier, Bredemeier

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Where is the Bergmeier family from?

You can see how Bergmeier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bergmeier family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bergmeier families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bergmeier family living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Bergmeier's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bergmeier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bergmeier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bergmeier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bergmeier. 53% of Bergmeier men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bergmeier women worked as a Housekeeper. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    53%
  • Laborer
    39%
  • Labor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bergmeier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergmeier census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 233 immigration records available for the last name Bergmeier. 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 Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bergmeier. For the veterans among your Bergmeier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bergmeier lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bergmeier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bergmeier in 1962 was 65, and 91 in 2004.

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