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Berry Name Meaning
Irish (Galway and Mayo): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara or Ó Beargha (see Barry 1).Scottish and northern Irish: variant spelling of Barrie.English: habitational name from any of several places named with Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house’, ‘stronghold’, such as Berry in Devon or Bury in Cambridgeshire, Greater Manchester, Suffolk, and West Sussex.French: regional name for someone from Berry, a former province of central France, so named with Latin Boiriacum, apparently a derivative of a Gaulish personal name, Boirius or Barius. In North America, this name has alternated with Berrien.Swiss German: pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (see Baer).

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

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Name Distribution of Berry Families

  • Number of Berry families
     571 - 1,139
     191 - 570
     1 - 190
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Berry families
     3,565 - 7,127
     1,189 - 3,564
     1 - 1,188
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Berry families
     220 - 437
     74 - 219
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Berry Family Origin

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Berry Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Berry

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Berry Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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