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Berkeley Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Berkeley in Gloucestershire, named in Old English with be(o)rc ‘birch’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Compare Scottish Barclay. Jewish (American): assimilated form of Berkowitz.

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


Similar surnames: Berkley, Beeley, Bulkeley, Beckley, Bartley, Brierley, Bromley

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Berkeley Family Origin

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Berkeley Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Druggist

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    7%

In 1880, the most common Berkeley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Berkeley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berkeley family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Druggist were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkeley.

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Berkeley Life Expectancy

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Famous Berkeley Family

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Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
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