Bjerke History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Bjerke migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bjerke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Martin Bjerke, who landed in Texas in 1852 [1]
  • Ole Bjerke, who landed in Texas in 1852 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bjerke (post 1700)

  • Björn Bjerke (b. 1941), Swedish economist, professor in entrepreneurship
  • Siri Bjerke (1958-2012), Norwegian politician, Norwegian Minister of the Environment (2000-2001)
  • Paul Bjerke (b. 1952), Norwegian media scientist, Editor of Klassekampen (1995-1997)
  • Olaf Bjerke (1893-1957), Norwegian trade unionist and politician, deputy representative to the Parliament of Norway from Oslo during the term 1954-1957
  • Juul Bjerke (1928-2014), Norwegian economist
  • Ingvald Johan Bjerke (1907-1990), Norwegian boxer at the 1928 Summer Olympics
  • Harald Borgen Bjerke (1860-1926), Norwegian businessman, Director-general of Norsk Hydro (1918-1926)
  • Ferdinand Bjerke, Norwegian railway engineer, from 1911 to 1918, he was in charge of the rebuilding of Trondheim Central Station
  • Espen Harald Bjerke (b. 1980), Norwegian cross-country skier
  • Jarl André Bjerke (1918-1985), Norwegian writer and poet

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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