Bernal Family History

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Bernal Name Meaning

Catalan: from the personal name Bernal, a variant of Spanish Bernaldo (see Bernard).

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

Similar surnames: Bernat, Bernas, Berna, Berney, Hernan, Bernot, Bernabe, Biernat

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Bernal Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bernal name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bernal. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Bernal Family Origin

Where is the Bernal family from?

Bernal Family Occupations

What did your Bernal ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Bernal family was Farm Laborer. The most common Bernal occupation in the USA was Laborer. 32% of Bernal's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bernal.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


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

Bernal Historical Records

What Bernal family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Bernal. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernal 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 14,000 immigration records available for the last name Bernal. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bernal. For the veterans among your Bernal ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bernal Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernal lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Bernal life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Bernal in 1941 was 46, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bernal 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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