Berntson Family History

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Berntson Name Meaning

Altered spelling of Norwegian and Danish Berntsen or Swedish Berntsson, also a patronymic from Bernt (see Bernhard).

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

Similar surnames: Berntsen, Bernson, Bernsen, Bentson, Berndsen, Bentsen, Bengtson

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Berntson Family Origin

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Berntson Family Occupations

What did your Berntson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Berntson family was Works In Furn. Factory. The most common Berntson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 55% of Berntson's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berntson.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Works In Furn. Factory


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

Berntson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berntson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berntson 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Berntson. 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 358 military records available for the last name Berntson. For the veterans among your Berntson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berntson Life Expectancy

What is the average Berntson lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Berntson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Berntson in 1959 was 47, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berntson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berntson 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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