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Barbary Name Meaning

French: variant of Barbarin 2 itself a diminutive of Barbare 2 and Compare Barbare 1 Barbaree and Barbrey . English: from the Middle English female personal name Barbary Barbery Latin Barbara (from the feminine form of barbarus ‘barbarian foreigner’). See also Barbara . English: from Middle English barbarie ‘barbarian; pagan (i.e. non-Christian) foreigner’.

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

Similar surnames: Barbara, Barbaro, Barbare, Barnaby, Barba, Berry, Barber, Barbery

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Where is the Barbary family from?

You can see how Barbary families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbary family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Barbary families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 8 Barbary families living in Manitoba. This was about 89% of all the recorded Barbary's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Barbary families in 1911.
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What did your Barbary ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Superintendent and Income were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Barbary. 100% of Barbary men worked as a Superintendent and 100% of Barbary women worked as an Income. .

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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

  • Superintendent

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Income
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Barbary. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbary census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 343 immigration records available for the last name Barbary. 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 432 military records available for the last name Barbary. For the veterans among your Barbary ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barbary lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Barbary life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2002, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Barbary in 1962 was 54, and 84 in 2004.

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