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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Bear"er
  1. One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries." Bearersof burdens."2 Chron. ii. 18."The bearerof unhappy news." [Dryden.]
  2. Specifically: One who assists in carrying a body to the grave; a pallbearer.
  3. A palanquin carrier; also, a house servant.(India)
  4. A tree or plant yielding fruit; as, a good bearer .
  5. [Com] One who holds a check, note, draft, or other order for the payment of money; as, pay to bearer .
  6. [Print] A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page; also, a type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Someone whose employment involves carrying something
  2. The person who is in possession of a check or note or bond or document of title that is endorsed to him or to whoever holds it ("the bond was marked `payable to bearer'")
  3. A messenger who bears or presents ("a bearer of good tidings")
  4. One of the mourners carrying the coffin at a funeral

bear +‎ -er

  1. One who, or that which, bears, sustains, or carries.
  2. Someone who helps carry the coffin or a dead body during a funeral procession; pallbearer.
  3. One who possesses a cheque, bond, or other notes promising payment.
    I promise to pay the on demand.
  4. (India, dated) A domestic servant or palanquin carrier.
  5. A tree or plant yielding fruit.
    a good
  6. (printing) A strip of reglet or other furniture to bear off the impression from a blank page.
  7. (printing) A type or type-high piece of metal interspersed in blank parts to support the plate when it is shaved.

bearer was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bearer

Paul Bearer was a wrestler. Paul was born on April 10th, 1954 in Mobile, Alabama. He passed away on March 5th, 2013.


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Popularity of Bearer as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bearer U.S.
  White 94.36% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 4.14% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bearer

People with the last name Bearer are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bearer

  • How Popular is the name Bearer? As a last name Bearer was the 40,976th most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Bearer? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Bearer was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Bearer: Your name in reverse order is Reraeb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Reeabr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bearer? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 532 people with the last name Bearer.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bearer? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bearer as their last name since less than 1 person in 556k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.