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Berndsen Family History

Berndsen Name Meaning

Danish German and Dutch: patronymic from the personal name Bernd a local form of Bernhard . See Berendsen and Berntsen .

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


Similar surnames: Bernsen, Berendsen, Berntsen, Jensen, Bentsen, Bernson, Berendzen

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Where is the Berndsen family from?

You can see how Berndsen families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berndsen family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Berndsen families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 21 Berndsen families living in Illinois. This was about 53% of all the recorded Berndsen's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Berndsen families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berndsen surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berndsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berndsen. 27% of Berndsen men worked as a Carpenter and 40% of Berndsen women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berndsen were Mechanic and Stenographer. .

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

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Carpenter
    27%
  • Salesman
    24%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Mechanic
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
    40%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Stenographer
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berndsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berndsen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 466 immigration records available for the last name Berndsen. 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 Cards

There are 212 military records available for the last name Berndsen. For the veterans among your Berndsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berndsen lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berndsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Berndsen in 1959 was 37, and 82 in 2004.

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