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Bernhard Name Meaning

German Dutch Danish Swedish Norwegian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the ancient Germanic personal name Bernhard composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + hard ‘brave hardy strong’. As a Jewish name this is an adoption of the German name because it has the same beginning as the Jewish name Ber . The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine). See also Bernard compare Barnard Barnhard Barnhart and Bernhardt .

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


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

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Where is the Bernhard family from?

You can see how Bernhard families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bernhard family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bernhard families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 22 Bernhard families living in Quebec. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bernhard's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bernhard families in 1911.
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What did your Bernhard ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Bernhard. 62% of Bernhard men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    62%
  • Cultivateur
    24%
  • Journalier
    16%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Bernhard. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernhard census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Bernhard. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 32,000 military records available for the last name Bernhard. For the veterans among your Bernhard ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bernhard lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Bernhard life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Bernhard in 1947 was 41, and 77 in 2004.

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