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Barbas Name Meaning

Greek: from a term of address barbas indicating either respect for an older man or friendly familiarity from Italian barba ‘uncle man with a beard’ (see Barba ). It may also be a shortened form of surnames beginning with Barba for example Barbagiannis ‘Uncle John’. Portuguese and Spanish: from the plural of barba ‘bearded’ (from Latin barba ‘beard’) a nickname for a bearded man. Probably also an American shortened form of Hungarian Barabás (see Barabas ).

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

Similar surnames: Barba, Barlas, Barber, Barabas, Barbo, Maras, Barbash, Farias, Ballas

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Where is the Barbas family from?

You can see how Barbas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Barbas family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Barbas families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Barbas families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 40% of all the recorded Barbas's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Barbas families in 1911.
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What did your Barbas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Barbas. 36% of Barbas men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Barbas women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barbas were Motorman and Housework. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Miner
  • Motorman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Cashier
  • Clerk
  • Housework
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Passenger Lists

There are 725 immigration records available for the last name Barbas. 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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There are 265 military records available for the last name Barbas. For the veterans among your Barbas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Barbas lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Barbas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Barbas in 1962 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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