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Berta Family History

Berta Name Meaning

Italian and Hungarian: from the personal name Berta, a short form of the various Germanic compound personal names formed with berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’. Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Bertalan, Hungarian form of Bartholomew.

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


Similar surnames: Berto, Bert, Berka, Berti, Bera, Berte, Barta, Berna, Barto, Bertha

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Where is the Berta family from?

You can see how Berta families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berta family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Berta families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Berta families living in Illinois. This was about 36% of all the recorded Berta's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Berta families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Berta surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Berta ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Berta. 22% of Berta men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Berta women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berta were Clerk and Laborer.

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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
    22%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Miner
    7%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    15%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Berta. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berta 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 Berta. 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 Berta. For the veterans among your Berta ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berta lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Berta life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Berta in 1953 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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