Meaning The son of Beranger, a corruption.
Local: From 'Bellinger,' a town in South Jutland.
Origin English, Irish, Falkland, Hungarian

Rank 6,124 (2000 US census) 5,512 (1990 US census)
Count 5,158 (2000 US census)

Race / ethnic distribution

The 2000 US Census claims that
  • 70.51%, or 3637 total occurrences, of those with this family name identified themselves as being white,
  • 24.91%, or 1285 total occurrences, as black,
  • 0.43%, or 22 total occurrences, as Asian and Pacific Islander,
  • 0.79%, or 41 total occurrences, as American Indian and Native Alaskan,
  • 1.59%, or 82 total occurrences, as two or more races, and
  • 1.76%, or 91 total occurrences, as Hispanic ethnic origin.

Census 2000: how many distinct surnames are there?

Even after applying various edits and acceptance criteria to the names, there are a sizable number of unique names in the population. Over 6 million last names were identified. Many of these names were either unique (occurred once)...

Longest baby names

The longest first name, consisting of 12 characters, from the baby names reported since the year 1880 in the United States is Francisquita.

There are three names consisting of 11 characters: Christopher, Margueritta, and Margueritte

Shortest last names

The 2000 USA census contains no surnames with ONE character. The shortest last names there have at least two characters in them. We found 175 of those. It does not mean that a one character name does not exist. The census data only contain surnames that occurred at lea...

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