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Bergstrand Family History

Bergstrand Name Meaning

Swedish: ornamental name composed of the elements berg ‘mountain hill’ + strand ‘shore’.

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


Similar surnames: Engstrand, Beckstrand, Bergsten, Bergstrom, Ekstrand, Nordstrand

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Where is the Bergstrand family from?

You can see how Bergstrand families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bergstrand family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bergstrand families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Bergstrand families living in Illinois. This was about 45% of all the recorded Bergstrand's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bergstrand families in 1880.
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What did your Bergstrand ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bergstrand. 25% of Bergstrand men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bergstrand women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bergstrand were Machinist and Stenographer. .

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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
    25%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Attendant
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Stenographer
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bergstrand. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bergstrand 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bergstrand. 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 269 military records available for the last name Bergstrand. For the veterans among your Bergstrand ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bergstrand lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bergstrand life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Bergstrand in 1962 was 81, and 76 in 2004.

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