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Berkes Name Meaning

North German: topographic name for someone who lived among birch trees, from a derivative of Middle Low German berke ‘birch’. Hungarian: from a pet form of the ecclesiastical names Bernát, Hungarian form of Bernhard, or Bertalan, Hungarian form of Bartholomew. English: variant spelling of Birks (see Birch).

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


Similar surnames: Berke, Berkey, Berks, Perkes, Berko, Berner, Birkes, Berges, Berte

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Berkes Family Origin

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Berkes Family Occupations

What did your Berkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Berkes's were Farmers. Farmer, Stone Mason and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkes. A less common occupation for the Berkes family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Stone Mason

    12%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Grocer

    6%

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Berkes Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Berkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkes lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Berkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Berkes in 1958 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkes 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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