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Berkheimer Surname Meaning

South German:: habitational name for someone from either of two places called Berkheim near Biberach and near Esslingen in Württemberg. The placename is a compound of Old High German berg ‘mountain hill’ + the common suffix of placenames -heim (related to English home). in some cases possibly a habitational name for someone from any of various places in Hesse and Alsace named Bergheim.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Berkheiser, Burkheimer, Bornheimer, Ostheimer, Wertheim, Reinheimer

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Where is the Berkheimer family from?

You can see how Berkheimer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berkheimer family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Berkheimer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Berkheimer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Berkheimer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Berkheimer families in 1840.
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What did your Berkheimer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Berkheimer. 34% of Berkheimer men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Berkheimer women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Berkheimer were Carpenter and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Teacher
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 149 immigration records available for the last name Berkheimer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Berkheimer. For the veterans among your Berkheimer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berkheimer lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Berkheimer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Berkheimer in 1956 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

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