Berrien Family History

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Berrien Name Meaning

French: regional name for someone from Berry (see Berrier) or from Berrien, in the department of Finistere.

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


Similar surnames: Berrier, Terrien, Berrie, Berrian, Perrier, Bernier, Perrie, Bercier

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Berrien Family Origin

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Berrien Family Occupations

What did your Berrien ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Berrien family was Work In Farm. The most common Berrien occupation in the USA was Farmer. 30% of Berrien's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berrien.

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  • Farmer

    30%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    9%
  • Work In Farm

    7%

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

Berrien Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berrien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berrien 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 Berrien

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Berrien. 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 Berrien. For the veterans among your Berrien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berrien Life Expectancy

What is the average Berrien lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Berrien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Berrien in 1951 was 23, and 50 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berrien

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berrien 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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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
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