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Origin and popularity of the name BERK

Origin

Berk : 1: Dutch and Polish: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with ber(n) ‘bear’ e.g. Bernhard.2: Dutch (Van Berk) and North German: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood from Middle Dutch Middle Low German berke ‘birch’.3: Sorbian (Běrk): occupational name for a collector of taxes from a derivative of braś ‘to take’. It is found mainly in Germanized forms such as Berg and Birke.4: Slovenian: probably a nickname from an old spelling of brk ‘a hair under the nose’ (singular of brki ‘mustache’).5: Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Berg.6: Turkish: ornamental name or nickname from berk ‘firm strong’.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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Geographic distribution of the 15,702 individuals with the name BERK on Geneanet.

 

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    Variants of name BERK

    BERCK BERC BERQ