Barbary Family History

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Barbary Name Meaning

English: from a pet form of the female personal name Barbara (see Barbara). Southern French: from a diminutive of Occitan barbari ‘barbarous’, ‘barbarian’. In particular, this word came to denote a Moor or Berber from the Barbary Coast in North Africa, and hence was then applied to a man of swarthy appearance or uncouth habits.

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


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

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Barbary Family Origin

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Barbary Family Occupations

What did your Barbary ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Barbary family was Labourer. Farmer, Dressmaker and Journalier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Barbary. The most common Barbary occupation in Canada was Farmer. 40% of Barbary's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    40%
  • Dressmaker

    20%
  • Journalier

    20%
  • Labourer

    20%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Barbary ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Barbary Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Barbary Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Barbary

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Barbary ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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