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The BERT surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 1,878 14550 0.001 7
United States (1880 census) 696 7396 0.001 14
Change since 1880 +1182 -7154 0 -7
Other Countries
Australia 35 33542 0 2
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for BERT by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Pennsylvania 193 8277 0.002 16
California 163 15750 0.000 5
Illinois 137 10150 0.001 11
Florida 136 13672 0.001 9
Michigan 131 10094 0.001 13
Top States for BERT by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Rhode Island 55 3053 0.005 52
Oklahoma 66 6507 0.002 19
Pennsylvania 193 8277 0.002 16
Washington 88 8634 0.001 15
Maryland 76 7864 0.001 14


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

Classification and Origin of BERT

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the BERT surname.

Ethnic distribution of BERT in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 344 18.32
Native American/Alaskan 90 4.79
Mixed Race 31 1.65
White (Hispanic) 27 1.44
Asian/Pacific 8 0.43
White (Caucasian) 1,378 73.38

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

BERT is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of BERT in historical publications

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

Similar names to BERT

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as BERT.

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 BERT

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