Berkel Family History

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Berkel Name Meaning

German: habitational name for someone from Berkel (Berklo) near Hamelin.

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

Similar surnames: Birkel, Berke, Berkes, Bermel, Berkey, Bertel, Bergen, Berge, Merkel

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Berkel Family Origin

Where is the Berkel family from?

Berkel Family Occupations

What did your Berkel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berkel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Berkel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berkel family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Tinner and Brick Mason were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkel.

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  • Farmer

  • Tinner

  • Brick Mason

  • Cigar Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Berkel ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Berkel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berkel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkel 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 Berkel. 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 717 military records available for the last name Berkel. For the veterans among your Berkel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkel Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkel lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Berkel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Berkel in 1955 was 62, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkel

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkel ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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