Berna Family History

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Berna Name Meaning

from the Italian personal name Bernardo, or from any other Germanic personal name beginning with Bern-. habitational name from the Swiss city of Bern.

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

Similar surnames: Barna, Bern, Berka, Berta, Bernat, Bena, Bera, Perna, Berry, Berne

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Berna Family Origin

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Berna Family Occupations

What did your Berna ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farm Laborer, Candy Store and Clerking were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berna. A less common occupation for the Berna family was Com Miss. Mer S.A.. The most common Berna occupation in the USA was Farm Laborer. 27% of Berna's were Farm Laborers.

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  • Farm Laborer

  • Candy Store

  • Clerking

  • Com Miss. Mer S.A.


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

Berna Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Berna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berna 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berna. 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 919 military records available for the last name Berna. For the veterans among your Berna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berna Life Expectancy

What is the average Berna lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Berna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Berna in 1952 was 25, and 70 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berna 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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