Bertelsen Family History

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Bertelsen Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Norwegian: patronymic from Bertel, a pet form of Berthold.

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

Similar surnames: Berthelsen, Ketelsen, Bernsen, Bertel, Bertels, Berndsen, Pettersen

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Bertelsen Family Origin

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Bertelsen Family Occupations

What did your Bertelsen ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bertelsen occupation in the USA was Laborer. 31% of Bertelsen's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Bertelsen family was Butcher. Laborer, Farmer and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bertelsen.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Brick Maker

  • Butcher


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

Bertelsen Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Bertelsen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bertelsen lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bertelsen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bertelsen in 1944 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bertelsen

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bertelsen 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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