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Barbara Name Meaning

Italian, Spanish and Portuguese (Bárbara), and English: from the female personal name Barbara, which was borne by a popular saint, who according to legend was imprisoned in a tower and later put to death by her own father for refusing to recant her Christian beliefs. The name comes from a feminine form of Latin barbarus, Greek barbaros ‘foreign(er)’ (originally an onomatopoeic word formed in imitation of the unintelligible babbling of non-Greeks). Catalan (Barbarà): variant of Barbera.

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


Similar surnames: Barbary, Barbera, Barbaro, Barber, Barba, Barra, Barbas, Barnaby

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Barbara Family Origin

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Barbara Family Occupations

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In 1881, the most common Barbara occupation in Canada was Clarke. 100% of Barbara's were Clarkes.

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Barbara Historical Records

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Barbara Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Barbara life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Barbara in 1941 was 45, and 80 in 2004.

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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