Berkemeier Family History

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Berkemeier Name Meaning

German (Westphalia): distinguishing name for a tenant farmer whose farm was by a birch wood, from Middle Low German berke ‘birch’ + meier ‘tenant farmer’ (see Meyer).

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

Similar surnames: Bergmeier, Birchmeier, Kreikemeier, Bredemeier, Bultemeier, Brunmeier

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Berkemeier Family Origin

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Berkemeier Family Occupations

What did your Berkemeier ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berkemeier occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Berkemeier's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Manager Lutheran Emigrant House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkemeier. A less common occupation for the Berkemeier family was Minister.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Manager Lutheran Emigrant House

  • Minister


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

Berkemeier Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berkemeier. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkemeier 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 79 immigration records available for the last name Berkemeier. 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 253 military records available for the last name Berkemeier. For the veterans among your Berkemeier ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkemeier Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Berkemeier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Berkemeier in 1945 was 43, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkemeier

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkemeier 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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