Berkson Family History

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Berkson Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): patronymic composed of the personal name Berke + German Sohn ‘son’.

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

Similar surnames: Berson, Bernson, Berenson, Benson, Merson, Belson, Berkow, Markson

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Berkson Family Origin

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Berkson Family Occupations

What did your Berkson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berkson occupation in the USA was Genl. Merchant. 33% of Berkson's were Genl. Merchants. Genl. Merchant and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Berkson. A less common occupation for the Berkson family was Keeps 2nd Hand Store.

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  • Genl. Merchant

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps 2nd Hand Store


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

Berkson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berkson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berkson 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 944 immigration records available for the last name Berkson. 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 334 military records available for the last name Berkson. For the veterans among your Berkson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berkson Life Expectancy

What is the average Berkson lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Berkson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Berkson in 1949 was 63, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berkson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berkson 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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