Berk Name Meaning

Dutch, Czech, and Polish: from a reduced form of a Germanic personal name formed with ber ‘bear’ (see Bernhard). Dutch and North German (van Berk): topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German berke ‘birch’. German: of Slavic (Sorbian) origin, an occupational name for a collector of taxes. Slovenian: unexplained. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Berg.

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Beck, Bark, Berg, Berka, Bork, Berko, Berl, Bern, Bero

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Berk Family Origin

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Berk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    20%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Butcher

    3%

In 1880, the most common Berk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 20% of Berk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berk. A less common occupation for the Berk family was Butcher.

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Berk Life Expectancy

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Between 1946 and 2004, Berk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Berk in 1946 was 46, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berk

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