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Berish Name Meaning

Americanized form of Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Béreš or Bereš (see Beres ) and of Hungarian Béres (see Beres ). Compare Beresh . In some cases probably also an Americanized form of Croatian (from Kosovo) Beriš: from a Croatian name of the northern Albanian Berisha clan/tribe (see Berisha ). In some cases probably also an Americanized form of Sorbian Běriš or of its Germanized form Behrisch: from a pet form of the Old Sorbian personal name Běrisław (based on the Old Slavic imperative beri ‘collect’).

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


Similar surnames: Borish, Rish, Burich, Buresh, Bertsch, Boris, Beamish, Gerich, Benish

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Where is the Berish family from?

You can see how Berish families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berish family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Berish families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 31 Berish families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 40% of all the recorded Berish's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Berish families in 1920.
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What did your Berish ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berish. 37% of Berish men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Berish women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berish were New Worker and New Worker. .

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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

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Miner
    13%
  • Coal Miner
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    39%
  • Housework
    16%
  • Waitress
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berish. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berish 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 168 immigration records available for the last name Berish. 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 428 military records available for the last name Berish. For the veterans among your Berish ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berish lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Berish life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berish in 1951 was 47, and 86 in 2004.

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