Berkman Family History

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Berkman Name Meaning

Dutch: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from Middle Dutch berke ‘birch’ + man ‘man’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Berke 4. Variant of Bergman or Bergmann.

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

Similar surnames: Barkman, Beckman, Berman, Beekman, Boeckman, Bergman, Kerkman

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Berkman Family Origin

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Berkman Family Occupations

What did your Berkman ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berkman occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Berkman's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Gardner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkman. A less common occupation for the Berkman family was Billiard Room.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Gardner

  • Billiard Room


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

Berkman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Berkman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkman 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berkman. 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 Berkman. For the veterans among your Berkman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkman Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkman lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Berkman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Berkman in 1945 was 50, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkman 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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