Bern Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: from the personal name Berno, a pet form of Bernhard. South German: habitational name from Bern, Switzerland, notably in the south; in other parts from the personal name Berno.

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


Similar surnames: Bera, Berg, Berk, Benn, Berna, Kern, Bein, Berl, Berns, Bean

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Bern Family Origin

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Bern Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • At Home

    3%
  • Brick Mason

    3%

In 1880, the most common Bern occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Bern's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bern. A less common occupation for the Bern family was Brick Mason.

Source: Census data for Bern | Data not to scale

Bern Historical Records

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Bern Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Bern life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bern in 1954 was 66, and 87 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bern

Famous Bern Family

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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)

Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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