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Bernard Name Meaning

English, French, Dutch, Polish, Czech, and Slovenian: from a Germanic personal name (see Bernhard). The popularity of the personal name was greatly increased by virtue of its having been borne by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (c.1090–1153), founder and abbot of the Cistercian monastery at Clairvaux. Americanized form of German Bernhard or any of the other cognates in European languages; for forms see Hanks and Hodges 1988.

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


Similar surnames: Bernhard, Bernards, Bernardy, Leonard, Bernat, Reynard, Berard

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Bernard Family Origin

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Bernard Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, the most common Bernard occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Bernard's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bernard. A less common occupation for the Bernard family was Carpenter.

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