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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bearden

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Alt. Meaning

B is for bouquet, the flowers around you.

E is for exquisite, who could argue?

A is for adaptable, for the world is full of unique challenges

R is for rational, the way you think.

D is for dazzle, the sparkle of you.

E is for extra, those little things you do!

N is for notable, distinguished are your feats

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bearden

Romare Bearden was an artist. Romare was given the name Romare Howard Bearden on September 2nd, 1911 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He left this life on March 12th, 1988.


Gene Bearden was a baseball player. Gene was born on September 5th, 1920 in Lexa, Arkansas. He left this life on March 18th, 2004.


Bessye J. Bearden was a journalist. Bessye was given the name Bessye Banks in 1893 in North Carolina. She died in 1943.



John Telemachus Bearden was a Member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives, and Member of theArkansas House of Representatives. John was born on August 18th, 1826 in Knoxville, Tennessee. He breathed his last breath on March 9th, 1900.


Burley was born on August 28th, 1917 in Waxahachie, Texas. Burley is also known as Bearden and Burley L.. He breathed his last breath on January 18th, 1997.


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Popularity of Bearden as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bearden U.S.
  White 88.88% 64.26%
  African American 6.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.30% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.74% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.53% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bearden

People with the last name Bearden are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bearden

  • How Popular is the name Bearden? As a last name Bearden was the 2,670th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bearden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bearden is Monday, December 13th, 1897.
  • How unique is the name Bearden? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bearden. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bearden: Your name in reverse order is Nedraeb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rdbnaee. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bearden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 13,499 people with the last name Bearden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bearden? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 5 of them will have Bearden as their last name.

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