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Meaning and Origin

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  1. Danish explorer who explored the northern Pacific Ocean for the Russians and discovered the Bering Strait (1681-1741)

Derived from the surname of Vitus Bering, a Danish-born navigator in the service of the Russian Navy, known for his two explorations of the north-eastern coast of the Asian continent and from there the western coast on the North American continent.

  1. An element of various place names in the geographical region between the northeastern extreme of Russia and the U.S. state of Alaska.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Bering

He breathed his last breath on December 8th, 1741.


Myka Bering is a warehouse 13 agent and united states secret service.


Jesse Bering is a psychologist and writer. Jesse was given the name Jesse Michael Bering on May 6th, 1975.


Jonas Bering is an electronic music and minimal techno musician, composer, and record producer. He has been prominent since 2000. Jonas was born on November 9th, 1975.



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Popularity of Bering as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bering U.S.
  White 84.28% 64.26%
  African American 8.08% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 2.84% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.40% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

Of Last Name Bering

People with the last name Bering are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bering

  • How Popular is the name Bering? As a last name Bering was the 46,487th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bering first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bering is Wednesday, April 30th, 1890.
  • How unique is the name Bering? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bering. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bering: Your name in reverse order is Gnireb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nierbg. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bering? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 458 people with the last name Bering.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bering? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bering as their last name since less than 1 person in 625k 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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