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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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Where is the Barba family from?

You can see how Barba families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barba family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barba families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 29 Barba families living in Quebec. This was about 49% of all the recorded Barba's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Barba families in 1911.
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What did your Barba ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farm Laborer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Barba. 60% of Barba men worked as a Farm Laborer.

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farm Laborer
    60%
  • Cultivateur
    40%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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 Cards

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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What is the average Barba lifespan?

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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