Barber Family History

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Barber Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a barber, Anglo-Norman French barber, Old French barbier, from Late Latin barbarius, a derivative of barba ‘beard’. In the Middle Ages barbers not only cut hair and shaved beards, but also practised surgery and pulled teeth. Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name from German Barbier ‘barber’. Catalan: occupational name for a barber, barber (see 1). Americanized form of any of numerous cognates of 1 in different languages, for example Spanish Barbero, Portuguese Barbeiro, French Barbier, Italian Barbieri.

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

Similar surnames: Barbe, Barbier, Barker, Barbero, Garber, Arber, Barbera, Farber

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Barber Family Origin

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Barber Family Occupations

What did your Barber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Barber. 35% of Barber men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Barber women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barber were Farmers Son and Housewife

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Stenographer
  • Housewife

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

Barber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 812,000 census records available for the last name Barber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barber 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 54,000 immigration records available for the last name Barber. 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 101,000 military records available for the last name Barber. For the veterans among your Barber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barber Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barber in 1940 was 58, and 74 in 2004.

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