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Berkowitz Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): patronymic from the Yiddish male personal name Berke, Germanized form of either the Polish spelling Berkowicz or eastern Slavic Berkovich.

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


Similar surnames: Benowitz, Moskowitz, Berkovitz, Berkow, Leibowitz, Berkovich

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Berkowitz Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Berkowitz name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Berkowitz. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • European Jewish

    54%

  • England & Wales

    16%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    8%

  • Italy

    4%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Berkowitz Family Origin

Where is the Berkowitz family from?

Berkowitz Family Occupations

What did your Berkowitz ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Berkowitz family was Dry Goods & Clothing. The most common Berkowitz occupation in the USA was Cloak Dealer. 14% of Berkowitz's were Cloak Dealers. Cloak Dealer, Clothing Store and Dealer In Dry Goods were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berkowitz.

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  • Cloak Dealer

    14%
  • Clothing Store

    14%
  • Dealer In Dry Goods

    14%
  • Dry Goods & Clothing

    14%

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

Berkowitz Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Berkowitz. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkowitz 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Berkowitz. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Berkowitz. For the veterans among your Berkowitz ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkowitz Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkowitz lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Berkowitz life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Berkowitz in 1945 was 39, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkowitz

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkowitz 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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