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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Bere

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
verb Bere
To pierce.

Etymology: Cf. OIcel. berja to strike

noun Bere
See Bear, barley.

From Old English bere.

  1. (chiefly Scotland) Barley, especially six-rowed barley.

bere was also found in the following language(s): Afrikaans, Basque, Chichewa, Interlingue, Italian, Latin, Middle English, Norwegian Nynorsk, Old English, Romanian, Scots, and Turkish

Notable Persons Named Bere

Beré is an athlete for the S.C. Salgueiros (2008).


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bere

Jason Bere is a baseball player for the Cleveland Indians. Jason was born on May 26th, 1971 in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Ilja was born on January 1st, 1948.



Sir Ivan de la Bere was a central chancery of the orders of knighthood and gentleman usher. His military service ended in 1945. Ivan was born on April 25th, 1893 in Cheltenham. He passed away on December 27th, 1970.



Rupert was born on June 16th, 1893. He died on February 25th, 1978.


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Popularity of Bere as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bere U.S.
  White 71.43% 64.26%
  African American 20.24% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.38% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.17% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bere

People with the last name Bere are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Bere

  • How Popular is the name Bere? As a last name Bere was the 76,275th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bere first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bere is Tuesday, May 6th, 1884.
  • How unique is the name Bere? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bere. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bere: Your name in reverse order is Ereb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Bere. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bere? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 252 people with the last name Bere.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bere? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bere as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.1m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • 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)
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