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Berrier Name Meaning

French: regional name (from Old French berruyer) for someone from Berry (see Berry 4). However, the distribution of the name in North America is not consistent with a French origin, and it may be that another source should be sought.

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


Similar surnames: Perrier, Verrier, Berrien, Burrier, Ferrier, Verdier, Carrier, Berger

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Where is the Berrier family from?

You can see how Berrier families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berrier family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Berrier families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 3 Berrier families living in Tennessee. This was about 50% of all the recorded Berrier's in the USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Berrier families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berrier surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berrier ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berrier. 24% of Berrier men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Berrier women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berrier were Machinist and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Saleslady
    10%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 479 immigration records available for the last name Berrier. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Berrier lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Berrier life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Berrier in 1953 was 57, and 69 in 2004.

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