Barba Family History

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Barba Name Meaning

Spanish, Catalan, Italian, Portuguese, and southern French: nickname for a man noted for his beard, from barba ‘beard’ (Latin barba). Italian: from a byname from a southern dialect word meaning ‘uncle’ (from Latin barba ‘beard’ via Lombardic barba, barbane), as characterizing a man of wisdom and authority. Greek: see Barbas. Slovenian: unexplained. This name comes from the Brkini region in southwestern Slovenia.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Barbas, Barbo, Barca, Barra, Barbe, Baba, Bara, Borra, Barna, Badia

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Barba Family Origin

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Barba Family Occupations

What did your Barba ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farm Laborer and Honog were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Barba. 30% of Barba men worked as a Farm Laborer and 50% of Barba women worked as a Honog. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barba were Farmer and Institutrice

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farm Laborer
  • Cultivateur
  • Broker
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Honog
  • Institutrice

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

Barba Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Barba. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barba census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barba. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Barba. For the veterans among your Barba ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barba Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Barba life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Barba in 1942 was 28, and 71 in 2004.

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