Berthold Family History

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Berthold Name Meaning

German and Scandinavian: from the Germanic personal name Bertwald, composed of the elements berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ + wald ‘rule’. The second element has been altered by association with German hold ‘lovely’, ‘splendid’.

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


Similar surnames: Bertholf, Bartholf, Reinhold, Gerhold, Berwald, Leuthold, Berto

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Berthold Family Origin

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Berthold Family Occupations

What did your Berthold ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Butcher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Berthold. A less common occupation for the Berthold family was Hotel Keeper. The most common Berthold occupation in the USA was Farmer. 10% of Berthold's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    10%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Hotel Keeper

    4%

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

Berthold Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Berthold. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berthold 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Berthold. 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 Berthold. For the veterans among your Berthold ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Berthold Life Expectancy

What is the average Berthold lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Berthold life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Berthold in 1957 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Berthold

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Berthold 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.

Famous Berthold Family

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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
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