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Berling Family History

Berling Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: perhaps, as Søndergaard suggests, from German Berlingk, a patronymic from Berit, a dialect form of the personal name Berthold.

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


Similar surnames: Herling, Werling, Berlin, Gerling, Bering, Erling, Berding, Bertling

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Where is the Berling family from?

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

What did your Berling ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berling. 19% of Berling men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Berling women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berling were Shipping Clerk and Laborer.

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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

  • Laborer
    19%
  • Clerk
    13%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Shipping Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    32%
  • Saleslady
    16%
  • Clerical
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berling 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 Berling. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Berling. For the veterans among your Berling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berling lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Berling in 1959 was 49, and 74 in 2004.

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