Berka Family History
Berka Name Meaning
German: habitational name from any of several places called Berka named with ancient Germanic birka ‘birch tree’ notably in Hesse and Thuringia. Czech Slovak and Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Bernard . Czech: nickname from berka ‘robber’. Sorbian (Běrka): occupational name for a collector of taxes a variant of Běrk (see Berk ). It is found mainly in Germanized forms such as Birke . Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal names Bertalan and Bernát Hungarian forms of Bartholomew and Bernard respectively.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022