Barbera Family History

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Barbera Name Meaning

Southern Italian: derogatory nickname from barbera ‘barber’s wife’, a term also used to denote a prostitute or dishonest woman. Catalan (Barberà): habitational name from a place in Tarragona province, named with Late Latin Barbarianum ‘place of Barbarius’, a derivative of Barbarus (see Barbaro).

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

Similar surnames: Barber, Barbara, Barbero, Barbieri, Barbier, Barra, Barrera, Arber

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Barbera Family Origin

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Barbera Family Occupations

What did your Barbera ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Barbera. 18% of Barbera men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Barbera women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Barbera were Salesman and Machine Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Clerk
  • Barber
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
  • New Worker
  • Seamstress
  • Machine Operator

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

Barbera Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Barbera. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Barbera 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 6,000 immigration records available for the last name Barbera. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Barbera. For the veterans among your Barbera ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Barbera Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Barbera life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Barbera in 1940 was 32, and 82 in 2004.

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