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Barabas Name Meaning

Hungarian and Spanish (Barabás); Polish (Barabaś); Czech (Barabáš); Slovak (also Barabás and Barabáš); Serbian Croatian and Slovenian (Barabaš): from the New Testament personal name Barabbas meaning ‘son of Abba’ or ‘son of the father’ in Aramaic. This was the name borne by the thief whose life was demanded by the crowd in Jerusalem in preference to that of Jesus (Matthew 27:15–21). In central Europe it came to be used as a personal name with reference to a reformed or repentant sinner one whose life had been saved by Jesus's self-sacrifice. The surname Barabás or Barabas of Hungarian origin is also found in Romania where it is also spelled Barabaş. In North America the surname Barabas is also an altered form of the Polish variant Barabasz.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Barbas, Barlas, Barajas, Barta, Barba, Barnas, Balaban, Raba, Barber

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Where is the Barabas family from?

You can see how Barabas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barabas family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Barabas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Barabas families living in Ontario. This was about 53% of all the recorded Barabas's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Barabas families in 1911.
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What did your Barabas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barabas. 19% of Barabas men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Barabas women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barabas were Coal Miner and Cashier. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Coal Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Typist
  • Cashier
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Passenger Lists

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There are 677 military records available for the last name Barabas. For the veterans among your Barabas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barabas lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Barabas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Barabas in 1957 was 66, and 91 in 2004.

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