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Bernhard Family History

Bernhard Name Meaning
Dutch, German, and Scandinavian: from the Germanic personal name Bernhard, composed of the elements ber(n) ‘bear’ + hard ‘brave’, ‘hardy’, ‘strong’. In the 13th and 14th centuries it vied with Arnold as the most popular personal name in the Netherlands and northern Germany. It was borne by St. Bernard of Menthon (923–1008), founder of Alpine hospices and patron saint of mountaineers, whose cult accounts for the frequency of the name in Alpine regions. See also Bernard.

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

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Name Distribution of Bernhard Families

  • Number of Bernhard families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data

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Bernhard Family Origin

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from 1881 UK Census Data

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