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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Berkshire

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  1. A county in southern England
  1. A inland county of England, bounded by Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Greater London and Wiltshire.
  2. A breed of pig from Berkshire county.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Berkshire

The was born as the child of Thomas Howard, 1st Earl of Suffolk, Catherine Howard, and Countess of Suffolk on October 8th, 1587 in Saffron Walden, Essex. He left this life on July 16th, 1669.


Francis was born on July 6th, 1579 in Wytham. He breathed his last breath on January 31st, 1622.


Thomas was born on November 14th, 1619. He breathed his last breath on April 12th, 1706.


Charles was born in 1615. He died in 1679.


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Popularity of Berkshire as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Berkshire U.S.
  White 96.64% 64.26%
  African American 0.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.76% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.01% 16.26%

Of Last Name Berkshire

People with the last name Berkshire are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Berkshire

  • How Popular is the name Berkshire? As a last name Berkshire was the 21,842nd most popular name in 2010.
  • How unique is the name Berkshire? Out of 5,933,561 records in the U.S. Social Security Administration public data, the first name Berkshire was not present. It is possible the name you are searching has less than five occurrences per year.
  • Weird things about the name Berkshire: Your name in reverse order is Erihskreb. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rhibeksre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Berkshire? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,190 people with the last name Berkshire.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Berkshire? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Berkshire as their last name since less than 1 person in 250k 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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