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Bernick Name Meaning

German: from a nickname derived from Sorbian baran ‘ram’. North German: from a pet form of Bernhard. German: nickname for someone with a growth such as a sty on the eyelid. German or American spelling of Slovenian Bernik, from the northern part of central Slovenia, probably an archaic nickname from the noun bera ‘collecting’, from brati ‘to collect’, ‘to pick’, perhaps denoting a beggar or an impoverished man.

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


Similar surnames: Barnick, Brick, Vernick, Bennick, Oberdick, Wernick, Pernick, Derick

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Where is the Bernick family from?

You can see how Bernick families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bernick family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Bernick families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Bernick families living in Minnesota. This was about 42% of all the recorded Bernick's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Bernick families in 1880.
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What did your Bernick ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bernick. 34% of Bernick men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bernick women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bernick were Truck Driver and Housekeeper.

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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
    34%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    24%
  • Saleslady
    24%
  • Housewife
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 428 immigration records available for the last name Bernick. 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 380 military records available for the last name Bernick. For the veterans among your Bernick ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bernick lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bernick life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Bernick in 1947 was 60, and 55 in 2004.

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