Bernheisel Family History

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Bernheisel Name Meaning

Altered form of a German habitational name from any of numerous places named with ber(n) ‘bear’ + a diminutive of Haus ‘house’, probably a minor place or farmstead called Bernhäusel.

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

Similar surnames: Berkheiser, Neiheisel, Berkheimer, Bernier, Bornheimer, Heisel

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Bernheisel Family Origin

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Bernheisel Family Occupations

What did your Bernheisel ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Boatman and Boating were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bernheisel. The most common Bernheisel occupation in the USA was Farmer. 31% of Bernheisel's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bernheisel family was Brick Layer.

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  • Farmer

  • Boatman

  • Boating

  • Brick Layer


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Bernheisel Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bernheisel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernheisel 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Bernheisel. 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 Bernheisel. For the veterans among your Bernheisel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bernheisel Life Expectancy

What is the average Bernheisel lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bernheisel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bernheisel in 1961 was 59, and 70 in 2004.

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