Bernards Family History

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Bernards Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from the personal name Bernard (see Bernhard). Latvian form of the personal name Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Bernard, Bernardy, Bernhard, Bernardo, Bernat, Bernardi, Bernardin

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Bernards Family Origin

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Bernards Family Occupations

What did your Bernards ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bernards. 20% of Bernards men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Bernards women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bernards were Painter and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Proprietor
    8%
  • Painter
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    34%
  • Machine Operator
    23%
  • Clerk
    23%
  • Housekeeper
    23%

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

Bernards Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Bernards. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernards 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 528 immigration records available for the last name Bernards. 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 401 military records available for the last name Bernards. For the veterans among your Bernards ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bernards Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernards lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bernards life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bernards in 1963 was 71, and 82 in 2004.

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