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Bernard Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian: from a Germanic personal name (see Bernhard). The popularity of the personal name was greatly increased by virtue of its having been borne by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (c.1090–1153), founder and abbot of the Cistercian monastery at Clairvaux. Americanized form of German Bernhard or any of the other cognates in European languages; for forms see Hanks and Hodges 1988.

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

Similar surnames: Bernhard, Bernards, Bernardy, Leonard, Bernat, Reynard, Berard

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Bernard Family Origin

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Bernard Family Occupations

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  • Cultivateur

  • Farmer

  • School

  • Journalier


In 1881, the most common Bernard occupation in Canada was Cultivateur. 21% of Bernard's were Cultivateurs. Cultivateur, Farmer and School were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bernard. A less common occupation for the Bernard family was Journalier.

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