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The BERNEY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,049 22809 0.000 4
United States (1880 census) 278 15132 0.001 6
Change since 1880 +771 -7677 -0.001 -2
Other Countries
Australia 85 16350 0.001 5
United Kingdom 252 14264 0.001 5
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.

Classification and Origin of BERNEY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 952 90.75
Black/African American 44 4.19
White (Hispanic) 21 2
Mixed Race 20 1.91
Asian/Pacific 6 0.57
Native American/Alaskan 6 0.57

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

Meaning of BERNEY in historical publications

BERNEY. The baronet's family are asserted to have been seated at Berney, near Walsingham, co. Norfolk, at the time of the Norman Conquest — a great improbability, although their -'cry early settlement there cannot be questioned. Bernays is of distinct origin, being a recent importation from Germany; it is supposed that the latter family were originally Frencli, and that they derived their designation from the town of Bernay, in the department of the Eure, in Normandy.

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 BERNEY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BERNEY.

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 BERNEY

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