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Type Surname (from location & from nickname)
Pronounced Pron. BAIR-vald(Swedish)  [key]
Other Forms FormsBernwald, Bärwald

Meaning & History

Originally derived from the given name Bernwald, composed of Old High German bern, bero "bear" and wald "ruler". Later altered to Bärwald "bear forest", from German Bär "bear" and Wald "forest". Also a habitational name from places named Bärwalde and Beerwalde in Germany.
Added 5/16/2017 by anonymous
Edited 11/25/2018 by Beautiful Victory and Sofia