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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 reduced form of surnames beginning with Barba, for example Barbagiannis ‘Uncle John’. Portuguese and Spanish: from the plural of barba ‘bearded’ (Latin barba ‘beard’), a nickname for a bearded man. Hungarian (Barbás): see Barabas.

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


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

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Barbas Family Origin

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Barbas Family Occupations

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 US 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 Finisher and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    36%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Finisher
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    40%
  • Cashier
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Housework
    20%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Barbas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Barbas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbas 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 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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Draft Card

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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Barbas Life Expectancy

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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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