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Berl Family History

Berl Name Meaning

German: variant of Behrle. German: habitational name from a place in Westphalia named Berl. Jewish (Ashkenazic): pet form of the Yiddish male name Ber.

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


Similar surnames: Perl, Bell, Berk, Berg, Bern, Behl, Bera, Merl, Ber, Berlin

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Where is the Berl family from?

You can see how Berl families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berl family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berl families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Berl family living in Massachusetts. This was 100% of all the recorded Berl's in the USA. Massachusetts had the highest population of Berl families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berl surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berl ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berl. 19% of Berl men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Berl women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berl were Farming and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    19%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    28%
  • Clerk
    17%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Operator
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berl census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berl. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Berl. For the veterans among your Berl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berl lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Berl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Berl in 1941 was 52, and 87 in 2004.

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