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Bernardo Name Meaning

Spanish Portuguese and Italian: from the personal name Bernardo (see Bernard ).

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

Similar surnames: Bernard, Bernards, Bernardy, Bernardino, Berardo, Leonardo, Bernardez

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Where is the Bernardo family from?

You can see how Bernardo families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bernardo family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Bernardo families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Bernardo families living in California. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bernardo's in USA. California had the highest population of Bernardo families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bernardo surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bernardo ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bernardo. 33% of Bernardo men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Bernardo women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bernardo were Proprietor and Laborer. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Machine Operator
  • Laborer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bernardo. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bernardo 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Bernardo. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bernardo. For the veterans among your Bernardo ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bernardo lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bernardo life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bernardo in 1946 was 36, and 80 in 2004.

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