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Bernhardt Name Meaning

German Danish Swedish Norwegian and Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Bernhard . The surname of German origin is also found in France (Alsace and Lorraine) Hungary and the Netherlands. Compare Barnard Barnhardt and Barnhart .

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

Similar surnames: Bernhart, Bernhard, Gernhardt, Barnhardt, Earnhardt, Benhart, Erhardt

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Where is the Bernhardt family from?

You can see how Bernhardt families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bernhardt family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Bernhardt families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 56 Bernhardt families living in Ontario. This was about 93% of all the recorded Bernhardt's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bernhardt families in 1911.
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What did your Bernhardt ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bernhardt. 30% of Bernhardt men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bernhardt women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bernhardt. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Bernhardt. For the veterans among your Bernhardt ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bernhardt lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Bernhardt life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Bernhardt in 1940 was 34, and 74 in 2004.

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