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Berns Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: patronymic from Bern, a variant of Bernd. Latvian: from a short form of the personal name Bernards (see Bernhard).

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


Similar surnames: Beins, Bens, Bern, Borns, Bernd, Berne, Bernt, Berni, Sens, Boers

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Berns Family Origin

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Berns Family Occupations

What did your Berns ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Berns occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Berns's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berns. A less common occupation for the Berns family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    4%

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

Berns Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Berns Life Expectancy

What is the average Berns lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Berns life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Berns in 1949 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berns

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berns 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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