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The BEARE surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 765 29181 0.000 3
United States (1880 census) 187 20287 0.000 4
Change since 1880 +578 -8894 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 361 4394 0.002 22
United Kingdom 822 6136 0.002 18
Top States for BEARE by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
California 85 25564 0.000 3
Ohio 73 16865 0.001 6
Texas 68 20013 0.000 3
Pennsylvania 48 27567 0.000 4
New York 48 35256 0.000 3
Top States for BEARE by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
South Dakota 27 4705 0.004 36
Idaho 25 7005 0.002 19
New Mexico 22 6432 0.001 12
North Dakota 6 14417 0.001 9
Ohio 73 16865 0.001 6


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

Classification and Origin of BEARE

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the BEARE 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 BEARE 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 BEARE in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 697 91.11
Black/African American 25 3.27
White (Hispanic) 20 2.61
Native American/Alaskan 13 1.7
Asian/Pacific Less than 100 Insignificant
Mixed Race Less than 100 Insignificant

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

Meaning of BEARE in historical publications

BEER. BEERE. BEARE. Two places on the banks of the Tamar, in co. Devon, are called Beer-Alston and Beer-Ferris, while two others in Dorsetshire bear the names of Beer-Hacket and Beer- Regis.

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 BEARE

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BEARE.

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 BEARE

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