Berning Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Berning Name Meaning

North German: habitational name from Behring, which during the 15th century is recorded as Berning and Bernynge.

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

Similar surnames: Bering, Berninger, Benning, Berling, Berding, Behning, Beining

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Berning Family Origin

Where is the Berning family from?

Berning Family Occupations

What did your Berning ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berning. A less common occupation for the Berning family was Laborer. The most common Berning occupation in the USA was Farmer. 46% of Berning's were Farmers.

View Census data for Berning | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Cigar Maker

  • Laborer


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

Berning Historical Records

What Berning family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Berning. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berning census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Berning

Passenger List

There are 996 immigration records available for the last name Berning. 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.

View all Berning immigration records

Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Berning. For the veterans among your Berning ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Berning military records

You've only scratched the surface of Berning family history.

Berning Life Expectancy

What is the average Berning lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Berning life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Berning in 1945 was 27, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berning

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berning 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.

Famous Berning Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name