Berken Family History

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Berken Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Berk.

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Gerken, Bergen, Buren, Merten, Bernsen, Berko, Geiken, Morken

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Berken Family Origin

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Berken Family Occupations

What did your Berken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berken occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Berken's were Farmers. Farmer and Miner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berken.

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Miner

    50%

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

Berken Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berken 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Berken. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berken. For the veterans among your Berken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berken Life Expectancy

What is the average Berken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Berken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berken in 1963 was 74, and 91 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berken 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.

Famous Berken Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
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