Berks Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Birks (see Birch). North German: variant of Berkes.

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


Similar surnames: Berkes, Berke, Berk, Becks, Burks, Birkes, Berns, Derks, Birks, Marks

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Berks Family Origin

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Berks Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Keeping House

    13%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Gentleman

    6%

In 1880, the most common Berks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Berks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Berks family was Gentleman. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berks.

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Berks Historical Records

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Berks Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1957 and 2004, Berks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berks in 1957 was 52, and 95 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berks

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