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Bert Name Meaning

English and French: from the Germanic personal name Berto, a short form of the various compound personal names formed with berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ (see for example Berthold, Bertholf, and Bertram).

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

Similar surnames: Berto, Berta, Baert, Bart, Bero, Belt, Obert, Berg, Best, Beat

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Where is the Bert family from?

You can see how Bert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bert family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bert families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 8 Bert families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Bert's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bert. 20% of Bert men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Bert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bert were Carpenter and Housekeeper.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
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Census Records

There are 36,000 census records available for the last name Bert. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bert 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bert. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Bert. For the veterans among your Bert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bert lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Bert in 1955 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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