Bernau Family History

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Bernau Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of several places called Bernau (see Bernauer).

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

Similar surnames: Fernau, Berka, Berna, Verna, Ferneau, Berner, Benac, Serna, Bern

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Bernau Family Origin

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Bernau Family Occupations

What did your Bernau ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bernau occupation in the USA was Laborer. 100% of Bernau's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer


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

Bernau Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bernau. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernau 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 402 immigration records available for the last name Bernau. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Bernau. For the veterans among your Bernau ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bernau Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernau lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bernau life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Bernau in 1944 was 27, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bernau

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bernau 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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