Berwald Family History
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Berwald Name Meaning
German, Danish, and Swedish: from the Germanic personal name Ber(n)wald, composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + wald ‘ruler’ but altered by folk etymology as if from German Bär ‘bear’ + Wald ‘forest’. German: in some cases, a habitational name from a place called Bärwalde or Beerwalde, of which there are several examples in eastern Germany.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Seewald, Ewald, Berland, Gerald, Wald, Vorwald, Bernard, Dewald