Bernheim Family History

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Bernheim Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from the Yiddish personal name Ber (‘bear’) + German Heim ‘home’.

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

Similar surnames: Bernfeld, Wertheim, Manheim, Bernstein, Berney, Bernhard, Bernier

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Bernheim Family Origin

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Bernheim Family Occupations

What did your Bernheim ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Merchant, Butcher and Clothier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bernheim. A less common occupation for the Bernheim family was Dealer In Feathers. The most common Bernheim occupation in the USA was Merchant. 10% of Bernheim's were Merchants.

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  • Merchant

  • Butcher

  • Clothier

  • Dealer In Feathers


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

Bernheim Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bernheim Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernheim lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bernheim life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bernheim in 1958 was 45, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bernheim

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bernheim 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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