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The BERNHARDT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 7,068 4594 0.003 26
United States (1880 census) 845 6261 0.002 17
Change since 1880 +6223 +1667 +0.001 +9
Other Countries
Australia 248 6211 0.002 15
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BERNHARDT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Wisconsin 490 1214 0.009 91
New York 479 3804 0.003 25
Florida 472 4035 0.003 30
California 447 5933 0.001 13
Pennsylvania 367 3890 0.003 30
Top States for BERNHARDT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
North Dakota 116 606 0.018 181
Wisconsin 490 1214 0.009 91
Colorado 344 1530 0.008 80
Montana 72 1506 0.008 80
Nebraska 115 1708 0.007 67


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

Classification and Origin of BERNHARDT

Region of origin: Europe

Country of origin: Germany

Language of origin: German

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

Classification Total Percent
White (Hispanic) 155 2.19
Mixed Race 65 0.92
Black/African American 48 0.68
Asian/Pacific 45 0.64
Native American/Alaskan 42 0.59
White (Caucasian) 6,713 94.98

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

Meaning of BERNHARDT in historical publications

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

Similar names to BERNHARDT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BERNHARDT.

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 BERNHARDT

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