Bertholf Family History

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Bertholf Name Meaning

German: from the Germanic personal name Bertolf, composed of the elements berht ‘bright’, ‘famous’ + wolf ‘wolf’.

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

Similar surnames: Bartholf, Berthold, Berto, Leuthold, Bergholz, Bertoli, Gerhold

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Bertholf Family Origin

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Bertholf Family Occupations

What did your Bertholf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Bertholf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Bertholf's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bertholf. A less common occupation for the Bertholf family was Farm Labor.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Farm Labor


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Bertholf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bertholf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bertholf 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 327 immigration records available for the last name Bertholf. 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 809 military records available for the last name Bertholf. For the veterans among your Bertholf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bertholf Life Expectancy

What is the average Bertholf lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bertholf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bertholf in 1946 was 34, and 54 in 2004.

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