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The BERRY surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 129,405 205 0.048 480
United States (1880 census) 36,825 133 0.074 737
Change since 1880 +92580 -72 -0.026 -257
Other Countries
Australia 6,075 222 0.037 372
United Kingdom 29,420 167 0.064 641
Top States for BERRY by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 10,811 213 0.052 518
California 9,265 340 0.027 274
Florida 6,884 256 0.043 431
Ohio 6,393 154 0.056 563
Michigan 5,788 134 0.058 582
Top States for BERRY by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Maine 1,855 71 0.145 1,455
Mississippi 2,965 119 0.104 1,042
South Carolina 3,701 135 0.092 922
Alabama 3,787 167 0.085 852
Arkansas 2,182 130 0.082 816


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

Classification and Origin of BERRY

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Status Name

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

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 880 0.68
Asian/Pacific 569 0.44
White (Caucasian) 94,815 73.27
Black/African American 28,806 22.26
Mixed Race 2,265 1.75
White (Hispanic) 2,070 1.6

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

Meaning of BERRY in historical publications

(origin: Fr. Local) From the province of Berri, in France.

Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.

BERRY. A parish in Devon ; but from tlie coimnonness of the name it nuust be

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 BERRY

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BERRY.

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 BERRY

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