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The BERNIER surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 8,981 3634 0.003 33
United States (1880 census) 376 12038 0.001 8
Change since 1880 +8605 +8404 +0.002 +25
Other Countries
Australia 12 78286 0.000 1
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BERNIER by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Massachusetts 1,496 486 0.024 236
Maine 1,007 163 0.079 790
Connecticut 757 402 0.022 222
Florida 708 2638 0.004 44
New Hampshire 541 242 0.044 438
Top States for BERNIER by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,007 163 0.079 790
New Hampshire 541 242 0.044 438
Delaware 339 285 0.043 433
Massachusetts 1,496 486 0.024 236
Rhode Island 237 486 0.023 226

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called BERNIER live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called BERNIER represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called BERNIER in Massachusetts than any other state, but you are more likely to find a BERNIER by picking someone at random in Maine than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of BERNIER

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: France

Language of origin: French

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BERNIER surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BERNIER in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 387 4.31
Black/African American 252 2.81
Mixed Race 107 1.19
Asian/Pacific 54 0.6
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.47
White (Caucasian) 8,139 90.62

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the BERNIER surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of BERNIER in historical publications

Sorry, we don't have any information on the meaning of BERNIER.

Similar names to BERNIER

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BERNIER.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for BERNIER

The following words are slight variants of BERNIER that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.