Geneanet > Resources > Family Names > BERRY

Origin and popularity of the name BERRY

Origin

Berry : 1: Irish and Manx: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Béara ‘descendant of Béara’ a personal name of unexplained etymology; or in some cases perhaps an Anglicized form of Irish and Manx Ó Beargha. Compare Barry 1.2: Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Barrie.3: English: habitational name from any of several places called in Devon named with Old English byrig dative case of burh ‘fortified manor house stronghold’ such as Berry Pomeroy and Berrynarbor.4: English: from Middle English (atte) beri ‘(at the) manor house’ denoting someone who lived and worked at such a place from Middle English beri biri buri (from the Old English dative case byrig of Old English burg ‘fort fortified manor house’). See also Atterbury.5: French: habitational name from Berry a former province of central France so named with Latin Biturica the land of the Bituriges a Gaulish tribe.6: Swiss German: from a pet form of an ancient Germanic personal name formed with Old High German bero ‘bear’ (see Baer).7: Altered form of French Baril. Compare Barry 7.8: Altered form (loose translation into English) of French Canadian Laframboise ‘the raspberry’.

More

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

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of Ancestry

Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 264,028 individuals with the name BERRY on Geneanet.

 

Most found places for the name BERRY:

    This last name in the family trees

    See below the Geneanet members' family trees which contain the last name BERRY

    ricberry
    (10,479 individuals)
    langolier
    (2,153 individuals)
    robfinn111
    (1,296 individuals)
    wbuchanan
    (1,150 individuals)

    Search another name

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search the name of your ancestors and your family in a database of 9 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet.

    Search BERRY

    Start your family tree

    Start your family tree

    Create your family tree and take advantage of valuable tips to help you search your ancestors.

    Start your family tree

    Variants of name BERRY

    BERY BERRI BERI BERIT BESRI BIRRI BESRY BRYE BRIE