Berkheiser Family History

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Berkheiser Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Birkhäuser, a habitational name for someone from any of several places (in Westphalia, Bavaria, and Thuringia) named Birkhausen, a compound of Old High German birka ‘birch’ + hus ‘house’. Altered spelling of German Berghäuser, a habitational name for someone from any of numerous places called Berghausen, for example in Württemberg.

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

Similar surnames: Berkheimer, Bernheisel, Werkheiser, Burkheimer, Reiser, Kreiser

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Berkheiser Family Origin

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Berkheiser Family Occupations

What did your Berkheiser ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkheiser. A less common occupation for the Berkheiser family was Barber. The most common Berkheiser occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Berkheiser's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Barber


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

Berkheiser Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berkheiser. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkheiser 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 58 immigration records available for the last name Berkheiser. 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 358 military records available for the last name Berkheiser. For the veterans among your Berkheiser ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkheiser Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkheiser lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Berkheiser life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Berkheiser in 1956 was 58, and 77 in 2004.

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