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Berni Family History

Berni Name Meaning

Italian: probably from a short form of Bernardo, but see also Berna. German (Alemannic): from a pet form of Bernhard.

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


Similar surnames: Bernt, Bern, Berti, Berns, Bernd, Bieri, Aerni, Berto, Bein, Bernick

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Where is the Berni family from?

You can see how Berni families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berni family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Berni families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Berni families living in Oregon. This was about 57% of all the recorded Berni's in the USA. Oregon had the highest population of Berni families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berni surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berni ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berni. 18% of Berni men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Berni women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berni were Bartender and Nurse.

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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

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • Bartender
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Nurse
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Berni. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berni 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Berni. 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 431 military records available for the last name Berni. For the veterans among your Berni ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berni lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Berni life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Berni in 1946 was 53, and 77 in 2004.

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