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Bering Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from the Germanic personal name Ber (meaning ‘bear’) or from a short form of any of the various compound names formed with this element (for example Bernhard).

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


Similar surnames: Berding, Berling, Boring, Bring, Goring, Benning, Behring, Berns

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Bering Family Origin

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Bering Family Occupations

What did your Bering ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bering. 20% of Bering men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bering women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bering were Clerk and Cook

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    16%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Cook
    10%

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

Bering Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Bering. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bering 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bering. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bering. For the veterans among your Bering ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bering Life Expectancy

What is the average Bering lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bering life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bering in 1945 was 24, and 72 in 2004.

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