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The BARNARD surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 19,517 1681 0.007 72
United States (1880 census) 7,369 820 0.015 147
Change since 1880 +12148 -861 -0.008 -75
Other Countries
Australia 1,551 1058 0.009 95
United Kingdom 9,278 644 0.02 202
Top States for BARNARD by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 1,637 1492 0.008 79
California 1,632 1950 0.005 48
Florida 1,271 1586 0.008 80
Michigan 909 1154 0.009 91
New York 899 2045 0.005 47
Top States for BARNARD by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 250 1006 0.020 196
Vermont 110 933 0.018 181
Oklahoma 533 857 0.015 154
Montana 129 790 0.014 143
New Hampshire 176 1080 0.014 142


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

Classification and Origin of BARNARD

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From given name or forename

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BARNARD 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.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the BARNARD surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of BARNARD in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 781 4
White (Hispanic) 320 1.64
Mixed Race 232 1.19
Native American/Alaskan 113 0.58
Asian/Pacific 62 0.32
White (Caucasian) 18,008 92.27

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

Meaning of BARNARD in historical publications

BARNARD. A well-known Teutonic personal name.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to BARNARD

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BARNARD.

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 BARNARD

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