Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Bernier m. Old High German, Old Saxon bero 'bear' + Old English here, Old High German heri 'host, army'.

Belgium
Latin
1106 Bernero (abl) CartStBert 2
France
Latin
814 Bernarius (nom) StVdM-II F21; c823 Berneharius (nom) irminon-vol2 43, Berneherus (nom) ibid. 85, Ved; 957x91 Barnerii (gen) St-Bernard-Romans no. 109; 1125 Berneri (gen) NDParisII 2-XLVII, Bernerus (nom) ibid. 2-XLVII; 1130x1150 Bernerius (nom) CartStPC XXXVIII; 1135 Bernerius (nom) clairvaux-12thc 7; 1138x62 Bernerius (nom) ibid. 69; 1147 Bernerius (nom) ibid. 14; 1179 Bernerio (abl) ibid. 177, Bernerius (nom) ibid. 176, Bernerus (nom) ibid. 177; 1180 Bernerus (nom) RotScaNor p. 13
Germany
Latin
822x875 Bernhario (abl) TradCorb §95, Bernharius (nom) ibid. §2; 1009 Bernarii (gen) HambUrk-vol1 LVIII; 1149 Perinherus (nom) mairhofer XXXII
Portugal
Latin
1179 Bernereus (nom) PHGCRP-I no. 4
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Bernier". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Bernier.