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Bernhard Name Meaning

Dutch, German, and Scandinavian: from the Germanic personal name Bernhard, composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. In the 13th and 14th centuries it vied with Arnold as the most popular personal name in the Netherlands and northern Germany. It was borne by St. Bernard of Menthon (923–1008), founder of Alpine hospices and patron saint of mountaineers, whose cult accounts for the frequency of the name in Alpine regions. See also Bernard.

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


Similar surnames: Bernard, Bernards, Leonhardt, Eberhardt, Bernhardt, Bernardy, Berner

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Bernhard Family Origin

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Bernhard Family Occupations

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  • Mariner

    100%

In 1881, the most common Bernhard occupation in Canada was Mariner. 100% of Bernhard's were Mariners.

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