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Bertelson Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Bertelsen or the Swedish cognate Bertelsson.

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

Similar surnames: Bartelson, Petterson, Berthelsen, Mortenson, Bernson, Bartleson

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Where is the Bertelson family from?

You can see how Bertelson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bertelson family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bertelson families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 18 Bertelson families living in Minnesota. This was about 33% of all the recorded Bertelson's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Bertelson families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bertelson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bertelson ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bertelson. 24% of Bertelson men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bertelson women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bertelson were Carpenter 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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
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What Bertelson family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bertelson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bertelson 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 767 immigration records available for the last name Bertelson. 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 793 military records available for the last name Bertelson. For the veterans among your Bertelson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bertelson lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bertelson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Bertelson in 1957 was 59, and 79 in 2004.

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