Bernsen Family History

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Bernsen Name Meaning

North German: reduced form of Berendsen. Danish and Norwegian: patronymic from the personal name Bernt (see Bernhard).

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

Similar surnames: Berndsen, Berntsen, Bernson, Jensen, Berns, Bensen, Hermsen

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Bernsen Family Origin

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Bernsen Family Occupations

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In 1880, Brick Moulder and Teamster were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bernsen. The most common Bernsen occupation in the USA was Brick Moulder. 50% of Bernsen's were Brick Moulders.

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  • Brick Moulder

  • Teamster


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

Bernsen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bernsen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernsen 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 462 immigration records available for the last name Bernsen. 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 288 military records available for the last name Bernsen. For the veterans among your Bernsen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bernsen Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bernsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bernsen in 1958 was 60, and 72 in 2004.

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